WD Extra: Author Advice On Writing Mystery and Thriller Novels

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Mar 24, 2023, 1:01:52 AM3/24/23
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This week, we're bringing you tips from more than 20 authors on writing mystery and thriller novels! #MysteryWrites 
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This week, we're bringing you tips from more than 20 authors on writing mystery and thriller novels! #MysteryWrites 

Interesting in writing a mystery novel? In this post from 2021, senior editor Robert Lee Brewer listed 23 authors who share tips on writing mystery and thriller novels that readers love, covering topics related to building suspense, inserting humor, crafting incredible villains, and figuring out the time of death.

Robert Lee Brewer, February 25, 2021, WritersDigest.com

Like most people, I love a good mystery. There's something appealing to collecting puzzle pieces and trying to fit them together to see what they make. And like many, I love a good thriller that keeps me up late at night to find out what happens next. So it only makes sense to collect some of the best advice from authors on the subject of writing mystery and thriller novels that readers love.

(Writing a Police Procedurals Novel)

We've got advice on writing cozy mysteries, psychological thrillers, and crime fiction. Of course, there's great advice on building suspense, inserting humor, and handling little things like time of death. And it's entirely possible we'll add to this list over time.

But for now, be sure to enjoy the tips and quotes below and click on the links to read the full post that covers each topic in more depth.

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Michael Woodson

Michael Woodson is the Content Editor of Writer’s Digest. Find him on Twitter @MWoodsonWrites.

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