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Suspense writing - how to increase tension in your writing

Suspense writing: 7 hacks to notch up tension

Suspense writing, when executed well, turns a simple story into an engrossing page-turner. Tension and pacing, narrative structure, elements of setting and character development are all important in writing suspenseful stories. Here are 7 ways to create suspense (more…)

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Writing crime fiction – 7 elements of gripping suspense

Suspense is a critical aspect of writing crime fiction. All the elements outlined below can help to increase suspense over the course of your novel: Conflict Suspense arises from conflict. Before you can effectively create suspense throughout your crime novel, you need to have a handle on its central conflict. The main question of your […]

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