I've never written a thriller. Not properly. Not since I was ten xD
And I was thinking it'd be an interesting idea to get into.
So any tips on moving into another genre? Usually I stick to drama.5/18/2010 #1 Report
Hmmm... switching genres in general I can't help with, but there are some general elements for a thriller to have that may help:
- A strong, capable hero (self-pitying whiners are typically not heroes in thrillers)
- A truly evil villain who is just as strong and capable as the hero.
- Lots of plot twists.
- High stakes if the hero loses.
- Tight plotting. If there's plot holes, you lose your audience.
Other than that, you've just about got free rein. A thriller can be any genre, be set in any time period, anything like that.
Oh, and one more thing... I would suggest reading and watching a lot of thrillers. Is it all right if I suggest some of my faves to start?
Movies (these clips are trailers):
That's just to get you started...1/3/2011 #2 Report