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Write a Bestselling Thriller

LEARN HOW TO WRITE A BESTSELLING BOOK THAT STANDS OUT - AND GET IT PUBLISHED. Write a Bestselling Thriller is a step by step guide to putting together an unputdownable narrative. It takes you on a journey through each component of the thriller, breaking the process down into key factors such as the Hero, the Trigger, the Story, Scenes and Style, showing you how to write a thriller from start to finish. The whole of the second part is devoted to the publishing process, while the book features hundreds of pratical exercises. There are diagnostic tests, case studies, practical exercises and Aide Memoire boxes. Each chapter concludes with a reminder of the key points of the chapter (Focus Points) and a round-up of what to expect in the next (Next Step) will whet your appetite for what's coming and how it relates to what you've just read. ABOUT THE SERIES The Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.
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Table of Contents

1. Thrillers: what they are, and what they do 2. Becoming a thriller-writer 3. The nuts and bolts 4. The hero 5. The Crime, the Perp, and the Mastermind 6. The Trigger 7. The Story 8. The Scenes 9. The Style 10. Build your own thriller 11. From lone wolf to team player 12. Choosing an agent 13. Inside the industry 14. Other options 15. Troubleshooting

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Make a breakthrough: this book is an interactive and dynamic guide for anyone who wants to write a tightly plotted, unputdownable thriller - and get it published.

About the Author

Matthew Branton (Cornwall, England) is the author of four internationally published and acclaimed thrillers, each of which has sold movie and translation rights. Since 1997, he has been a consultant for the literacy consultancy Cornerstones. He is also a freelance journalist for UK national and regional newspapers and magazines and is a guest writer, lecturer and tutor.

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