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    Advice on writing intrigue

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Ice, Nov 17, 2008.

    I guess this is just an open-ended brainstorming topic ...

    When I'm not busy butchering the reality of 18th-century pirates and privateers, I'm outlining and writing the umpteenth incarnation of a historical political intrigue that's been haunting me ever since I conceived it a year or so ago. I guess it's no surprise, but as a writer intrigue is hard as hell to navigate, let alone write! Aside from reading up on the genre and outlining very carefully, do you guys have any advice for effective intrigue writing? To those of you who have read this genre: What makes a novel of intrigue stand out, beyond especially gripping mysteries and machinations? Do you have any recommendations for pillars of the genre? Any other input?

    Thanks,
    Ice
     

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