The Intel: Adam Bromley

September 3, 2014

A terrific interview with Adam Bromley.

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Adam BromleyAdam Bromley is an author and comedy writer, who has won two radio Sony awards for his work — which includes Think the UnthinkableThe Party Line, Hut 33The Problem with Adam Bloom and The Now Show. He also created CBBC hit sketch show called Stupid! 

Adam’s new novel Unknown Unknowns, published by Piqwiq, is a comedy thriller featuring a host of larger-than-life characters. It’s about Kat Foster of the Foreign Office. Given one last chance to save her career, Kat is tasked with travelling to Ozerkistan to debrief a prisoner know as The Chemist.

He has contacted a US embassy claiming to have valuable information about a former Russian weapons programme, codenamed Pandora , which he will trade in return for his freedom. The only snag is that Kat’s destination, Ozerk City, does not appear on any printed maps and Ozerkistan does not appear to exist…

Adam tells us…

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Guest Blogger: Jodie Renner: Writing a Killer Thriller, Part III

May 8, 2014

Almost all you need to know to write the killer thriller. Great writing tips here from Jodie Renner.

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Jodie is back with the final post of her three-part series on writing killer thrillers.

Writing a Killer Thriller, Part III
by Jodie Renner


More techniques for writing a compelling suspense-thriller…or any other page-turner.
In Part I of this series, I passed along some tips for creating a compelling opening, complex characters, and a tight point of view. In Part II, I discussed creating a riveting plot with lots of conflict and suspense and a tight, to-the-point writing style. This final post in this series covers tension, dialogue, pacing, passion, and crafting a satisfying ending.


Put tension on every page.


This applies to all fiction, but even more so for thrillers. As Jack Bickham says, “Virtually all the high points of most stories involve conflict. It’s the fuel that makes fiction go. Nothing is more exciting and involving.”

Bickham continues, “In fiction, the best times for the writer—and reader—are when…

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