Anything courses and books that you particularly recommend?
Yay! Reference fodder!
I could go on and on, but instead, I'll just list a few here...
One of my favs for general plot advice. Wheat explains the concepts of plot so wonderfully, and this is a great book for any
story, not just Mystery/Thriller:
One of the latest books on plot I've come across that makes things a bit easier to understand, especially when it comes to 3 Act Structure:
Jeff Gerke is a master at various concepts of craft, not just plotting, so his book is definitely worth mentioning here:
Finally, anything by Stuart Horwitz, especially his first two books here. His concept of "series" blew my mind and changed the way I'll think of plotting forever.
(Note: Read in order of appearance for best understanding and continuity):
Like I said, I could go on and on. You get the idea. I'd recommend a Kindle Unlimited subscription for a month to "try" these books before you buy them. Actually, I'd recommend just going ahead and buying them all if you can. They're totally worth it!
(Mods: I hope this is okay, listing all these resources. I've used the KBoards Link-Maker
, so I don't see why not.)