The Key Conditions for Reader Suspense Part 3: Plot

In part one, we talked about the story problem and its central role in reader suspense. We also talked about a man scratching his bum. In part two, we discussed the three character factors that are critical for reader suspsense and how they also help make a character rock. (For those of you just starting

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Writing tips from Best Seller Debbie Macomber

I saw this today and thought of the assignments I give in my workshops. Look at what this hugely popular writer did to learn and focus her craft: Knew what she liked and followed HER passions (she knew what rocked her). Took 4 books she loved and broke them down to look for patterns she could

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Diagnosing Quantum of Solace

***SPOILERS*** Last night I went out with my wife and some friends to watch QUANTUM OF SOLACE. I was so excited. But when the movie ended, I was totally unsatisfied. There was no release. Nothing. It just ended. There was lots of great stuff in it. Love the character and style of this new bond. Loved CASINO

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