Is Pride and Prejudice a thriller?
I’ll get back to that, but first…
I tried to write a thriller/mystery once. And I did, too, like 14,000 words of one. I just checked. There’s a gossipy blogger. A package with explosives. A beautiful local politician that’s found dead.
I started it like four years ago, then picked it up again two years ago and never finished. I don’t know if I can. I think there’s a story there, but I always think of suspense novels and mystery novels as…
But tons of people read them. Is there a way to make an ordinary literary fiction novel “suspenseful” without all that stuff?