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Get an inside look at how to craft gripping novels, maintain the suspense in your story, and keep readers flipping pages from start to finish in Writing and Selling a “Page Turner.” Listen to Hallie Ephron, an award-winning writer, book reviewer and writing instructor, as she gives you valuable advice on how to write suspense and dramatic action, techniques for creating a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain, and constructing a believable surprise ending.
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