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Atmosphere & Dialog to Hook the Reader CD

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Item Number: CTFC-08-021-C
Heather Graham

In a thriller, the reader must be hooked -- and feel a sense of danger and/or foreboding. Some authors accomplish this with narrative, creating the scene. Some do it with dialogue. Hands-on workshop in which both methods are studied and a first page is created that will draw the reader further into the plot. Since many editors say that their slush piles are so high they must feel something in ten pages, it's incredibly important to start off by seducing the reader right in. Includes first pages from books that prove just this point -- when you pick them up, they must be read. Includes old pros -- and a few new novels that really hit the target right on the nose!

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Heather Graham majored in theater arts at the University of South Florida. After a stint of several years in dinner theater, back-up vocals, and bartending, she stayed home after the birth of her third child and began to write, working on short horror stories and romances. After some trial and error, she sold her first book, When Next We Love, in 1982 and since then, she has written over one hundred novels and novellas including category, romantic suspense, historical romance, vampire fiction, time travel, occult, and Christmas holiday fare. She wrote the launch books for the Dell's Ecstasy Supreme line, Silhouette's Shadows, and for Harlequin's mainstream fiction imprint, Mira Books.

 

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