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Author Frey, James N.

Title How to write a damn good thriller : a step-by-step guide for novelists and screenwriters / James N. Frey.

Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.3 F897    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  808.3 FRE    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.38 F89    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  808.387 FREY    Check Shelf
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  808.3872 FRE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  808.387 FREY    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  808.387 FRE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  808.3 FREY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xv, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Discusses how to design, draft, write, and revise a thriller novel or screenplay, with examples from books and movies, covering topics such as characters, opening scenes, how to maintain tension and create conflicts and obstacles, incorporate plot twists, and other related topics.
Contents Germinal ideas: high concepts and bad concepts -- What you should know before you start pounding keys -- All about your new best freind, your villain -- Creating villains and exploting their dark missions -- The secrets of clever plotting revealed -- All about the thriller hero, the flawed thriller hero, and a not-so-flawed hero for peace day -- All about plot structure -- All about voice and viewpoint and other cool stuff -- How to make the reader dream the fictive dream -- Hook 'em and hold 'em -- How to plot a damn good thriller step by step by step by step -- Avoiding the muddle in the middle -- All about a satisfying resolution.
Subject Suspense fiction -- Authorship.
Thrillers (Motion pictures) -- Authorship.
ISBN 9780312575076 hardcover
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