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Conflict and Suspense

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At its best, conflict pulls readers into a story and suspense carries them along until its conclusion. In this book, bestselling writing instructor and author of more than 15 thrillers shows writers how to take their work from a ho-hum read to a dramatic page-turner, regardless of genre or form.
Conflict and Suspense
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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.
James Scott Bell is the author of more than fifteen novels and a Christy Award winner for Final Witness in 2000. His fiction has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, and the Library Review. He's the author of Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure, Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing, and The Art of War for Writers. He writes for Writer's Digest magazine. His website is JamesScottBell.com. He lives in West Hills, California.
Author
James Scott Bell
Pages
256
Publisher
F&W Publications Inc
ISBN-10
159963273X
ISBN-13
9781599632735
Format
Paperback
Place of Publication
Ohio
Country of Publication
United States
Series
Elements of Fiction Writing
Year
2012
Imprint
Writer's Digest Books
Media
Book
DEWEY
808.3
Short Title
CONFLICT & SUSPENSE
Language
English
Residence
CA, US
Illustrations
Illustrations
Publication Date
2012-01-27
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