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The Debuts

How to add pace and tension, by John Dean

As part of my work, I’m often hired to assess aspiring authors’ manuscripts, including  for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Criminal Critiques service, and one of the recurring themes that crops up in the feedback that I give is how to b...

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