Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Suspense

 
When you say the word “suspense” people tend to think about gunshots, someone hanging on a cliff and their fingers systematically being peeled away by a first-rate asshole. But the truth is that suspense comes into play whenever there’s something to lose. That’s why all those life events we talked about matter, and why they’re inherently good story building material.

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

 
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