How NY Times Bestselling Thriller Writer Chevy Stevens Writes


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Award-winning, New York Times bestselling psychological thriller writer, Chevy Stevens, spoke to me about her life as a recluse, dreaming in prose, scaring the King, and her latest, Dark Roads.

Chevy's debut novel Still Missing went on to become a New York Times bestseller and winner of the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel in 2010.

Her popular books, including Those Girls – which Stephen King called “Incredibly scary and suspenseful,” – have been published in more than thirty countries and optioned for film.

Her seventh novel, the standalone thriller, Dark Roads, has been described as an "instant classic" by #1 New York Times bestselling author C. J. Box. Author Gillian Flynn has called Chevy's work both "Gripping ... [and] unforgettable."

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If you’re a fan of The Writer Files, please "Follow" us to automatically see new interviews In this file Chevy Stevens and I discussed:
  • Why writers need to be protective of their (daydreaming) time
  • The romanticization of the writing life
  • Tossing novel drafts in the trash bin
  • The real-life "Highway of Tears" and a legacy of broken promises
  • How to write a proper prologue, your first 50 pages ...
  • And a lot more
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