Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thriller Suspense

The thriller/suspense genre has several key elements that separate it from the rest of the others. A thriller has plot twists and turns that keep the reader on their toes and on the edge of their seats as the protagonist faces death or other possible huge significant events, such as saving the world, loved ones, or saving someone from a serial killer.

The difference between a mystery and a thriller is that the a mystery focuses on the clues and solving the crime and a thriller focuses on the event in question and the protagonists attempts at stopping the significant event.

In most cases a thriller's protagonist comes out on top and saves the day, but not always.
There is usually evil around every corner and there is a jump factor
The ante is usually great and important to the protagonist.

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