Suspense, Story, and what defines a Crime?

The workshop by Claire McGowan was about Crime Novels, the way to produce them includes a good plot and pacing. If you can’t finish the story, it is probably because the concept wasn’t strong enough. A good story is more about how you can recreate the thrilling and suspenseful feeling in tons of different ways. It was really interesting to talk about the hook of a story and how people have to do different things to keep the reader interested. We also discussed if by “crime” you mean breaking the law, in which case, no… a crime in a Crime Novel is not necessary. But, a moral crime is a different story. I also learned how the best sold genre just happens to be Crime Novels.

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