“14” by Peter Clines: Why Writers Should Read It

Writing Is Hard Work

UnknownPeter Clines is a fantastic writer.  What makes him a fantastic writer is not necessarily his prose style or his ability to make conversations between characters seem real and natural (which he does).  However, he has an ability to take something in the real world and make it real enough and believable enough to force the reader to fall helplessly into the mysterious world he creates.  I mean the word “force” because it was very difficult to put the book down.

Writers should read this book for three reasons:

  1. To examine the way Clines presents a detailed environment that is so vivid that there must be floor plans.
  2. To examine the way Clines develops the plot, feeding little clues to the reader while still keeping them in the dark.
  3. To examine the way Clines builds tension at the end of each chapter, thereby forcing the reader on to the next…

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