Writing Suspense

An excellent post on Story Empire today. If you write suspense in any form, you’ll surely pick up some great tips. Check it out, and don’t forget to share from their site. 🙂

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Craig here again, and the topic this time is writing suspense. Staci posted a wonderful piece about horror back in October. This inspired a great friend of ours, Sue Coletta, to write some suspense techniques over at her blog. I encourage you to check it out here. I mentioned that I was considering this for my next post here. Sue encouraged me to do it, because my techniques are different than hers are. And here we are.

So how do you go about writing suspense into your stories? I’ll tell you next month. Thank you, thank you, I’m here all week.

Bad jokes aside, that is actually one way to include suspense. It’s a process of baiting the reader, but withholding the information. To write this, I’m going to refer to a living document I have on the very topic. Like many of you, I’m a writing student as…

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5 thoughts on “Writing Suspense

    • I absolutely agree, Mae. I’m printing it out for easy reference. I got some good ideas while reading it, even though my books aren’t mysteries, per se. They do often have moments of suspense, and sometimes bad guys do show up, full of nefarious plans. 😀

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    • It’s a great post. Craig has done a wonderful job of sharing ideas with concrete examples. Some new stuff there, and some reminders of things we might already know, but have forgotten. 🙂


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