mardi 4 mars 2014

Writing Styles In The Latest Crime Novels

By Leticia Jensen

The demand for the latest crime novels has always been high. The experienced authors of these books have evolved from the styles of cozy fireside mystery writers to the creators of thrillers with intricate plots and intense characters. This transition has been brought on by an informed generation that demands more of the writer than ever before.

The readers of today have much more sophistication than they did even twenty years ago. The movies and television shows available have increased the knowledge available to them and the result is that the writer must provide a far more detailed dialogue for their followers. They want to know what is being done to solve it and how it is being done without feeling like they are reading a text book.

The audience wants to be more involved with their characters as well as the actual solving of a mystery. They want an intense relationship to develop between themselves and the hero of the story. It can give the reader a reason to keep turning the pages of a book when he feels involved with a hero as well as the criminal factors involved.

This allows the writer to develop a better image of the personalities involved in the story lines they are following. Because they are better evolved the characters have their own relationships and troubles to deal with and become more alive to the reading audience. The end result is that the reader can come away from the last page feeling fulfilled by the ending.

Some authors have adopted the theme of international terrorism as their forte. The concept of stopping a specific terrorist or incident captures a reader's interest because it is actually happening in the world today. Conspiracies are also a popular subject with the readers of this era. The multiple characters that are developed demand a lot of attention to detail from the author to become believable enough for the best sellers lists.

A method that has become very popular with readers as well as authors is one that involves a series of books about the same main characters. This style allows the readers to get to know the characters on a very personal level. The last chapters sometimes set up the theme of the next book in the series. This is usually true of trilogies or sets but other authors have made a career of one specific character and their families and friends. Readers will anxiously await the next issue.

In order to remain a popular author for life the author must stay abreast of the needs of his audience. They must keep their readers on the edge of their seats, unwilling to put the book away until they finish it. This means they must use whatever resources available to them to accomplish this goal. Whether it is the news, TV or a vivid imagination they must seek out inspiration daily.

The trends that the mystery novels are following are as varied as they have always been. The difference is that they are more technically correct and the characters have more to them than previously required. They have lives and the reader is more involved with their day to day lives than ever before possible.

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