Monday, January 07, 2013

I really liked this article by Lee Child about how to create suspense in novels.





NYT Bestselling author Lee Child; Stephanie Jaye Evans; NYT Bestselling author Patrick Lee





thanks to blog reader Kelly Cogswell for this link!

7 comments:

Eric Steinberg said...

Thanks! That was one of the clearest articulations I've read, on how to create suspense.

Angie Brooksby said...

I'm hungry.

Redleg said...

I think as a nice rule of thumb you should answer questions in the opposite order that you ask them. (Q1, Q2, Q3, A3, A2, A1) So you should raise the big questions first and answer them last.

Joelle said...

That is an incredibly good piece of writing advice. And nicely written to boot. Thanks!

justwritecat said...

Well, heck - now I'm hungry for cake. Good thing we own a bakery.

Great article - he makes it sound so easy, doesn't he.

justwritecat said...

Well, heck - now I'm hungry for cake. Good thing we own a bakery.

Great article - he makes it sound so easy, doesn't he.

elisabethcrisp.com said...

I printed this to keep on my desk. Thanks.