What better way to amp up your novel than an international/ foreign setting, where literally everything is different from a reader’s daily, humdrum life? Damyanti Biswas has five quick tips to make them work.Read More
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.
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
Many authors dream of turning their passion for writing into a full-time job. But to make a successful transition, a fiction writer needs to carefully lay the groundwork for this real-life plot twist.Read More
Here at Career Authors, we’re thrilled to announce that Brian Andrews is joining us.
Brian is a US Navy veteran, nuclear engineer, former submarine officer, and a great writer whose work runs the gamut from soldiers and spies to SFF. He co-authors the TIER ONE thriller series with fellow vet Jeffrey Wilson—and writes stand-alone science fiction and blended genre techno. We sat down with Brian and took turns asking him questions about writing and the writing life. Here’s what he had to say.
To construct an unforgettably unsettling plot for your psychological suspense novel, follow Emily Carpenter’s tips for getting your book to inflict just the right amount of mental torment on readers.Read More