Editing Mystery/Thriller/Suspense



$79. How to edit mystery, thriller, and suspense novels. This four lesson, self-paced class walks you through the principles of developmentally editing the related genres of mystery, suspense, and thriller. It covers:

  • Understanding genre conventions
  • Helping authors create a strong central conflict
  • Keys to building tension and suspense
  • Common problems in crime fiction
  • Character development in crime fiction
  • Basics of perspective and point-of-view in crime fiction
  • Common missteps authors make in writing crime fiction
  • Editing a crime notel in a series

The course includes the full ms of a thriller that you can practice on, along the fully edited manuscript (and revision letter) that you can review to see how one editor approached the project.