Saturday, March 15, 2008

Henry James

Henry James set forth the principles on which to create a mystery: “So long as the events are veiled the imagination will run riot and depict all sorts of horrors, but as soon as the veil is lifted, all mystery disappears and with it the sense of terror.”

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Kathleen Krull

"Respect the genre you’re writing in. In an effort to put your own stamp on it, don’t ignore the established conventions of that genre – or you’ll alienate your core audience of loyal buyers."