Writing Characters Your Reader Won’t Forget

For any novel to truly connect with readers, the author needs to pay close attention to character development. Even if you’re writing an action-packed, plot-driven book where the characters are robots, it’s the human element that will resonate with readers. Say you’re choosing between two books for your next read. The first recounts a voyage to a …

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6 Secrets to Creating and Sustaining Suspense

STEVEN JAMES MAY 14, 2013 Thriller writing? Mystery writing? Literary fiction? It’s all the same: Building apprehension in the minds of your readers is one of the most effective keys to engaging them early in your novel and keeping them flipping pages late into the night. Simply put, if you don’t hook your readers, they won’t get …

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