Revised version of “Key Conditions for Reader Suspense”

Last year I published four very long essays on my site in a series called “The Key Conditions for Reader Suspense.”  The folks at SFWA (Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America) liked them and wanted to reprint them on their site. Of course, as I went through those essays I found things to revise and add. We published the revised essays in a twenty-seven part series. Read those more recent versions here.

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3 Responses to Revised version of “Key Conditions for Reader Suspense”

  1. Guerry Semones says:

    …and a great series it is too! Wow, I wish I’d read it back in the late 80’s when I made my first pass at writing fiction. 🙂 Much thanks again!

  2. John Brown says:

    Glad to hear you found it useful.

  3. Ian Irvine says:

    Great series of articles, John. I too have been collecting info about suspense creation over my long writing career, and just wanted to let you know that I’ve drawn upon several of your points (with acknowledgement, of course) in an article I wrote a little while back on my Books and Writing Blog.

    http://ianirvine.blogspot.com/2011/09/41-ways-to-create-and-heighten-suspense_27.html