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Narration Writing suspense

Suspense in books: 6 ways to grow anticipation

Suspense in books is essential if you want to keep reader’s rapt with anticipation, whatever your genre. How can you give readers that tightrope-walking feeling? Try these 6 suspense builders:

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Story conflict Writing crime

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: