Elements of Writing A Psychological Thriller


Psychological thrillers are a sub-genre of horror that explores the creatively deranged or disturbed mind of everyday people combined with themes of horror, thriller, mystery, tension, and suspense. Psychological thrillers are creepy and like to leave readers wondering why we do what we do to ourselves and or each other. Let’s explore some of the elements that make for a page-turning thriller.






Richardson, Hannah. “How to Write a Psychological Thriller Novel.” Pen and the Pad, Pen and the Pad, 6 July 2021, penandthepad.com/write-psychological-thriller-novel-4868677.html.

Wynne, Paula. “Psychological Thriller Checklist for Writers.” Writing Goals, Writing Goals, Aug. 2019, writinggoals.com/writing-advice/psychological-thriller-checklist-for-writers.

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