Dramaquill's All Things Writing

January 18, 2014

Tips for Writing Suspense

Filed under: Writing — dramaquill @ 7:57 PM

All writers want to keep their readers engaged in page turn after page turn.  Writing great suspense can be very difficult.  Check out these links for great ideas from some of today’s best suspense writers:

How does Stephen King create suspense?
http://www.writersdigest.com/writing-articles/by-writing-goal/improve-my-writing/the-3-steps-stephen-king-employs-to-create-suspense
http://keepmeinsuspense.blogspot.ca/2007/01/stephen-king-on-writing.html

Where does Mary Higgins Clark get her inspiration for all those different stories?
http://www.writerswrite.com/journal/may00/clark.htm
http://www.creativewritingsoftware101.com/articles/writing-style-of-mary-higgins-clark.php

What did Agatha Christie do to become the best selling novelist of all times?
http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com/5/post/2013/05/researching-the-agatha-christie-process.html
http://www.rebawhitewilliams.org/suspense.htm

Why did Janet Evanovich switch from romance to mystery and suspense?
http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/545.Janet_Evanovich

Do you follow John Grisham’s Ten Commandments of how to write a thriller?
http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/there-are-no-rules/the-10-commandments-of-how-to-write-a-thriller

What’s the best way to improve your own suspense writing?  Learn from the best.

 

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