Here is a great guest post by Toni Pike that explains how thrillers differ from mysteries and suspense courtesy of The Story Reading Ape blog
If you are interested in writing a thriller, here are a few key features of that genre to help you on your journey. The thriller genre is always popular with both readers and filmgoers. Reading a thriller allow us to experience adventure, spills and life-threatening danger at no risk to ourselves and from the comfort of our own armchairs. Best of all, it provides the type of excitement that keeps us entertained, turning the pages from start to finish.
Mystery, Suspense and Thrillers
When choosing a genre, writers and readers are oftened confused about the overlap between the mystery, suspense and thriller genres. In an effort to resolve that, here is a brief summary of the often subtle but very real differences.
Mysteries involve a protagonist who is trying to solve a mystery. The reader goes on the journey with them, gathering clues but not solving the problem until…
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