VANISHED makes the Chicago Sun-Times’ Summer Reading List!
A Reader Asks…How can writers power up their openings?
“In POWER PLAY and KILLER INSTINCT you had a killer opening that raised not only great story questions but high stakes in a flash-forward moment before returning to a slower paced revealing of the protagonist’s everyday world. These openings also set up the Thriller feel to the book nicely. Any suggestions on how writers can power up their openings, or other areas of their stories to nail that ‘thriller’ feel?”
Yet another jacket photo?
Joe’s Rock ‘n Roll Fan
May Writing Tip – Research: A Writer’s Best Friend and A Writer’s Worst Enemy
The text of my May Writing Tips newsletter — if you’d like to subscribe, you can sign up here.
My name is Joe, and I’m a research-aholic.
This should surprise no one who reads my books. In fact, I’ve taken some teasing about the length of the “acknowledgments” sections of my books, because so many people have been so generous about sharing their expertise with me.
A Reader Asks…
“I’m trying to turn a book into a movie and need some guideline on what exactly I have to do.”
It’s a question I am asked often and I wanted to share my experience with other writers.
Talking Thrillers with Jonathan Maberry
Introducing … THE COWL
This is the lead article of my May newsletter, which went out to subscribers yesterday. If you’d like to subscribe, sign up here!