How to write a thriller thrilling characters Unlike other types of fiction, thrillers often divide characters clearly along lines of good and evil. There is a hero(ine) or a team of hero(ine)s, and there is a villain or a team of them. Itll also help you decide what kind of crime novel youd like to write.
(See Different types of crime novel) Tip 2. Dont forget that the crime and the detection of that crime are the most important parts of the novel. Everything else is simply there to throw the reader off the trail subplots and red herrings. If theres not a crime at the start of the book, there has to be a credible threat of a crime.
The story centers on the heros efforts to prevent a catastrophic crime from occurring. 2. Thus, to hook up a reader and convince himher into buying your book, you need to make a perfect blurb and even more importantly a PERFECT beginning to your main story.
Now, let us look at the three ways you can start a novel.