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Jodie Renner

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Jodie Renner is a sought-after freelance fiction editor and award-winning author of three craft-of-writing guides: the multi-award-winning CAPTIVATE YOUR READERS, FIRE UP YOUR FICTION, and WRITING A KILLER THRILLER. She has also published two handy, clickable writers' e-resources, QUICK CLICKS: WORD USAGE - Style and Usage Tips for Busy Writers and Editors, and QUICK CLICKS: SPELLING LIST - Commonly Misspelled Words at Your Fingertips. Jodie has also organized, edited, and published two anthologies for charity to date: VOICES FROM THE VALLEYS - Stories & Poems about Life in BC's Interior, published on Nov. 24, 2015; and CHILDHOOD REGAINED - Stories of Hope for Asian Child Workers, to be released on May 10, 2016.

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"Heartwarming; revealing; some are riveting - truly inspirational and interesting! I love that the proceeds to towards such a wonderful charity that could help children like the protagonists in the book!!"
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"From the harsh realities of child labour to hope-filled, satisfying conclusions, the well-researched stories in this book allow the reader to grasp what Asian child workers endure. Each tale is rooted in the point of view of young labourers who work " Read more of this review »
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As a fiction editor, I find it difficult to turn off my inner editor when I’m reading for my own pleasure, so I tend to be more critical (I call it discerning) than many other readers. I’ll often put a book down after a few pages or chapters because ...more
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“Frey goes on to elaborate, “a thriller is a story of a hero who has a mission to foil evil. Not just a hero—a clever hero. Not just a mission—an ‘impossible’ mission. An ‘impossible’ mission that will put our hero into terrible trouble.” According to International Thriller Writers, a thriller is characterized by “the sudden rush of emotions, the excitement, sense of suspense, apprehension, and exhilaration that drive the narrative, sometimes subtly with peaks and lulls, sometimes at a constant, breakneck pace.” ITW defines thrillers as a genre in which “tough, resourceful, but essentially ordinary heroes are pitted against villains determined to destroy them, their country, or the stability of the free world.” Part of the allure of thrillers, they say, comes from not only what their stories are about but also how they are told. “High stakes, nonstop action, plot twists that both surprise and excite, settings that are both vibrant and exotic, and an intense pace that never lets up until the adrenaline-packed climax.”
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Jodie Renner, Writing a Killer Thriller: An Editor's Guide to Writing Compelling Fiction

“Two main differences stand out. First, in a mystery, neither the reader nor the protagonist knows who the killer is. The whole idea is to figure out “whodunit,” then apprehend the bad guy. In a thriller, the reader often knows who the villain is early on, and sometimes the hero does too. The object is for the hero to outwit and stop the killer before he kills others, including the hero, or endangers the world. Also, in mysteries, the protagonist is not usually in danger, whereas in thrillers, the protagonist is almost always directly threatened, fighting for his life as he matches wits with a clever, determined, amoral villain. The other main difference between mysteries and thrillers is in the delivery—how they are told. Mysteries are usually more cerebral, for readers who enjoy solving puzzles, whereas thrillers are more heart-pounding, adrenaline-raising, appealing to the emotions and a yearning for excitement, a desire to vicariously confront danger and defeat nasty villains.”
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