Solving the Mystery of the Middle

Solving the Mystery of the Middle

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Your fingers are poised over the keyboard. You have a rocking first act to your novel, and you even have an idea of how to end your story with a twist and a bang and a shot at certain bestsellerdom. But now what? You've hit 36, 000 words--how are you going to get from that great beginning to the kickass ending? You've hit the muddle in the middle. But, nationally best-selling author Hank Phillippi Ryan shows you how these central pages can be made to intrigue, surprise, and delight our readers--and have them turning the pages as fast as they can. Never fear--with practical advice and specific tips, Hank shows you the way to the magic in the middle.

If you've hit the dreaded middle of your novel, you're facing the writing abyss that separates your great beginning from your amazing ending. But you can conquer that daunting blank space--with Hank's tips and tricks and practical advice.

Facing the muddle in the middle? Raymond Chandler said: "bring in a man with a gun." What does he mean by that? And how can it work for you? Don't fear your novel's central abyss--Hank helps you get across.

Reversals, Twists. Your world turned upside down. Just some of the methods to keep your novel on track. The middle of your novel doesn't have to be a muddle--Hank shows you how to make it magic.


Hank Phillippi Ryan is on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 34 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 11 mysteries, Ryan's also an award-winner in her second profession,with five Agathas, three Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and the Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her novels are Library Journal's Best of 2014, 2015 and 2016. Hank's current book is psychological thriller TRUST ME, an Agatha Nominee, and also named a Best Thriller by New York Post, BOOK BUB, Real Simple Magazine and CrimeReads. Her 2019 book is THE MURDER LIST, coming in August.

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