Tag Archives: Ken Follett

My Favorite First Line(s)

Lea Wait:  The first line of a book or short story is usually the hardest to write. The best lines encapsulate the tone of the book, capture the reader, and hook him or her into the plot and main character. All in one … Continue reading

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Ken Follett on the Art of Suspense

Jim Hayman:  Anyone interested in the art and history of thriller writing ought to enjoy watching a video I recently found on Ken Follett’s website.  It’s a rather grainy video of a lecture Follett gave on the subject about five … Continue reading

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