Conflict & Suspense

Conflict & Suspense

Book - 2011
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Ramp up the tension and keep your readers hooked! Inside you'll find everything you need to know to spice up your story, move your plot forward, and keep your readers turning pages. Expert thriller author and writing instructor James Scott Bell shows you how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that harness conflict and suspense to carry your story from the first word to the last.

Learn from examples of successful novels and movies as you transform your work from ho-hum to high-tension.

Pack the beginning, middle, and end of your book with the right amount of conflict. Tap into the suspenseful power of each character's inner conflict. Build conflict into your story's point of view. Balance subplots, flashbacks, and backstory to keep your story moving forward. Maximize the tension in your characters' dialogue. Amp up the suspense when you revise. Conflict & Suspense offers proven techniques that help you craft fiction your readers won't be able to put down.
Publisher: Cincinnati : Writers Digest Books, c2011.
ISBN: 9781599632735
159963273X
Branch Call Number: 808.3 Bell
Characteristics: 265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Conflict and suspense

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SusyHendrix
Sep 25, 2018

I'm so crazy about this book that I want to pick up my own copy! Whether you view yourself as a literary or genre writer, this book is excellent at teaching you how to grip the reader.

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Mica06
Jun 12, 2015

Excellent book aimed at helping you craft a novel with tension and conflict throughout so a reader won't want to put it down. Helpful whether you're in the early stages or ready to revise. Aims to cover the topics for all genres.

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tayli170
Jan 24, 2013

My opinion when it comes to books on writing is: if it helps you at all, it's worth reading. I'm putting this comment here because this book is more than worth reading, but I don't have much to say about it.

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