Tag Archive | suspense

Writing Scintillating Scenes––Part VIII

How do you begin your scenes? There are several ways to open a scene. Let’s look at them. The way you open a scene will either draw the reader in or they’ll put your book down. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes

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Creating Suspense––Part VI

creating-suspenseThe clock is ticking. Will the hero save the girl? How will they escape the villain? We’ve looked at the term “cliff-hanger” –– what it means and its modern origins in the silent film era. But even after sound, cliffhangers kept moviegoers in suspense. They’ll keep your readers turning pages. Click to Tweet #amwriting #creatingsuspense

We’re going to take a few weeks here, but the four kinds of cliffhangers. Let’s look at the first one.

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Creating Suspense––Part III

creating-suspenseI’m a story guzzler. I love historical, but I also love suspense, mysteries, and at times, thrillers. But not so much sci-fi or fantasy. We’re looking at suspense, and how to create it. Did you know there are different strands to suspense? Different strands of suspense work together to support the whole. Click to Tweet #amwriting #creatingsuspense

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Creating Suspense––Part II

cary-grant-nnwI’m not a suspense writer, but I love to read it. Last week we talked about suspense asking the question “What happens next?” What about mysteries? Are there differences between mystery and suspense? Can a story have both? Click to Tweet #amwriting #creatingsuspense

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Creating Suspense––Part I

cary-grant-nnwI’m not a suspense writer, but I love to read it. A few years ago, I wrote Zorro stories on FanFiction, and I learned a little bit about creating suspense, just by doing it. In this new series, we’ll talk about what suspense is, and how to use it for whatever genre you write. Suspense asks the question “what will happen next?” Click to Tweet #amwriting #creatingsuspense

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