S8E4 – The Thriller and Suspense Genres

Genres can be tricky things for new authors. The genre often determines the audience, writing style, and even basic themes contained in the book. Many new authors ask in forums across the internet which genre is best for their book. This series is dedicated to those authors, in hopes of answering those questions. Each episode will break down a different genre, from the expected word count to the sentence structure.

The thriller and suspense genres excel at one thing: action. It’s about the fight and the question. They also have some of the shortest novels out there, opting for implication and brevity over wordy descriptions. This episode breaks down the writing style and important aspect for authors who choose to write suspense or thriller.

First aired March 12, 2020.

About the Author
Ley is an editor and author of action/suspense novels.

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