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Secrecy writer Jane Harper has six hints for creating a bestseller - MN
This is the kind of track record authors are dreaming of. Jane Harper made up her mind to do it in 2014 - she wanted to start her own work. Signing up for an on-line typing course, she had finished her first design of The Dry in just twelve week. Harper always wanted to create this fast-paced, sharp-edged comedy.
It has been featured on best-seller listings around the globe, has received numerous prizes and has been distributed to more than 20 foreign-language regions. Even today Harper is still very much in favour of the popularity of The Dry. Harper's second volume, Force of Nature, is another best-seller, and she has another one on the way.
At Sydney Writers' Festival, Harper reveals the mysteries of a bestseller. Authors, take your pens..... Prior to The Dry, Harper was a full-time reporter who always wanted to compose a novel. "And I always thought that one of these days I would have this great ideas and this timeframe, and it would all come together wonderfully and I would all of a sudden have this book," she says.
So, she signed up for an on-line typing course. and Harper started working full-time. So it' just as well to say that she knows a thing or two about managing it. "She says I am very strict in my writing." To The Dry, this event involved spending an entire lesson every single working week without distraction.
I almost clocked in, and I'd do an extra lesson. "After the lesson of her letter was over, she relaxed, took off her work clothing, made supper and watched TV. "As you know you only have an lesson, you're really trying to make the most of it.
" The first thing Harper did for The Dry and Force of Nature was the prolog. To everyone she says she had a pivotal picture in her head - the killed wife in The Dry and a missed wife in the shrub in Force of Nature. "A good prolog can provide the author with a clear idea of where the novel is going.
That will save you a great many words later on," says Harper. "Persons who are reading it and thinking, "Well, it's not for me," probably won't like the other part. Harper is methodological and reckless when it comes to chaptering. "Thrillers are funny to look at.
As Harper sits down to compose her detective stories, she was decided that they would end with a satisfactory ending. "She says she always knows mystery before she begins to work. "While Harper was on a run of her dreams, she wants to emphasize that not everything happened over night. "When you come to the bookstore, it's like Instagram.
"The first time I wrote The Dry, my original aim was to end it," she says. "Then you think, "Well, I'll try to make the best work I can." If only to do something that would please people."