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Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot : How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats
by Jane K. Cleland and Hallie Ephron


Overview - Enthrall Your Readers

Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
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More About Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot by Jane K. Cleland; Hallie Ephron
 
 
 
Overview
Enthrall Your Readers

Suspense is one of the most powerful tools a writer has for captivating readers--but it isn't just for thrillers. From mainstream fiction to memoir, suspense creates the emotional tension that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is your hands-on guide to weaving suspense into your narrative. Award-winning author Jane K. Cleland teaches you how to navigate genre conventions, write for your audience, and build gripping tension to craft an irresistible page-turner.

Inside, Cleland will show you how to:
  • Implement thirteen no-fail techniques to construct an effective plot and structure for your story
  • Use Cleland's Plotting Road Map to add elements of suspense like twists, reversals, and moments of danger
  • Write subplots with purpose
  • Improve your descriptions, character development, sentence structure, and more
Packed with case studies, exercises, and dozens of examples from best-selling authors, Mastering Suspense, Structure, & Plot is the key to writing suspenseful, engaging stories that leave your readers wanting more.

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"Indispensable For newbie authors and veterans alike, this terrific how-to is your new go-to. Don't write your book without it--it's a treasure." --Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781599639673
  • ISBN-10: 159963967X
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
  • Publish Date: April 2016
  • Page Count: 230
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds


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