Thursday, 11 April 2019

How to Put Suspense in Your Novel to Keep Your Readers Reading

I don't know if you've noticed or not, but I've changed the information at the bottom of this blog.

It used to be a 50/50 page split between advertisements for writing products and  RSS feeds to other writing blogs.

But now I've removed the list of writing products and replaced it with more RSS feeds to other writing blogs that I believe have really useful and useable information to help you to keep writing and earning money.

For example, one of the RSS feeds is from the Harlequin website for romance writers.

And their latest blog post is a list of tips to maintain suspense in a story or novel.

These tips include using the 'man in the closet' technique, and the better-known modus operandi of littering your story with red herrings.

This is great advice not just for romance writers, but for any fiction writer of long or short stories, because if there is no suspense, no reason for the reader to wonder what is going to happen next, then they'll probably stop reading.

So if you haven't had a look at all the useful writing links on my blog, you can go and have a look now.

Or preferably, have a look every day to keep up with all the latest writing news, tips and current events.

1 comment:

  1. Bradly J. Ramer9 August 2019 at 18:43

    Can you give some basic advice for beginner novel writing? I'm consider writing as my hobbie, and i'm only started my learning, i browse web to find usefull advice for writing, the one that i've found the most helpful for me - so i was hoping maybe you coul recommend any similar guide. I often read your news and i wish that you had a special advice section in which we could discuss questions like this one.


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