Day 13: Escaping the Muddle in the Middle with Hank Phillippi Ryan
The March March Writing Challenge Podcast
Why are middles so difficult? And what can we do to avoid losing our readers interest in our story? Hank Phillippi Ryan gives us a series of five steps to help you think through the muddle, PLUS, a whole lot of ideas for creating obstacles for your characters that remain true to your book.
HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 psychological thrillers, winning the genre's most prestigious awards: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She’s also investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 37 EMMYs. National book reviewers call her “a superb and gifted storyteller.” Her newest is the page-turning standalone THE HOUSE GUEST – a story of psychological manipulation exploring the dark heart of marriage and friendship—it’s Gaslight meets Thelma & Louise! Publishers Weekly says, “Ryan is a master of suspense!” and the Library Journal starred review calls it "Binge-worthy.”