Thrillers

As my conspiracy thriller, The Grotto’s Secret, nears publication I explore what thrilling elements makes readers want more and more of the best thriller novels.

Thrill Seekers

Thrill Seekers ~ Readers love thrillers & authors love writing them.

Thrill Seekers ~ Readers love thrillers & authors love writing them. Why? As my conspiracy thriller, The Grotto’s Secret, nears publication I explored what thrilling elements makes readers want more thriller novels. Do your favourite thrillers answer these points on my Thrill Seekers Infographic?

 

Scare The Pants Off Your Readers

Scare The Pants Off Your Readers

When I wrote a post on why we humans loved to be scared, I realised that millions of people don't like reading thrillers because they don't like to be scared. But many more millions love, abso-loot-ly love to be scared. Not just scared, but having the pants scared off them.

We'd have to see a shrink to fully understand why we love having our insides twisted and turned and why we love escaping with our fictional characters into suspense filled plots and dark, spooky locations.

Why Do Humans Love to Be Scared?

Why Do Humans Love to Be Scared?

When I was little my darling Mom always took us to new movies. I remember one time we went along and my sisters wanted to see a scary film. Me, being a real wuss, didn't want to go so Mom had to come along with me to watch Annie.

Over the years I started a love-hate relationship with scary books. I hated that they made me scared, but a delicious part of me loved to be scared.