In a novel, of any genre, the engine is the character’s decision making. Our job as authors is to understand why they do what they do–and allow it to reveal who they are. Hank Phillippi Ryan has some reasons you might use for a character’s motivation.Read More
Writing a “cyber-thriller”–or even a thriller that simply uses technology–has pitfalls and cliches. But career authors can avoid them if they know what to watch for.
Reece Hirsch offers five cutting-edge lessons on writing effective cyber thrillers.
The amazing Samantha Bailey’s WOMAN ON THE EDGE hit number one in Canada! (And the print version is now available in the US.)
And hurray, she agreed to answer the Career Authors 11.
As fate would have it, Paula and Brian have new books releasing on the same day (November 5th) and so they’ve decided to interview each other in a Career Authors exclusive double feature. This week, Paula is up first, answering questions about BLIND SEARCH, a mystery inspired by the true search-and-rescue case of an autistic boy who got lost in the Vermont wildernessRead More
Brilliant book editor Brenda Copeland shares 4 professional secrets to the art of writing bestselling womens fiction.Read More
Science, technology, and medicine play a critical role in the modern thriller, but writing a story with a heavy infusion of science or scientific themes presents certain challenges. Join science thriller expert Amy Rogers as she discusses the solutions and pitfalls for incorporating STEM in your next novel.Read More
Stories from the past seem like they’re seizing attention as never before, from the mid-20thcentury bestsellers When the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr to novels set in long-ago centuries. But that does not mean historical fiction is easy to create. Join Career Authors guest blogger Nancy Bileau as she offers 4 Tips for Writing Historical Fiction.Read More