Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats

Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot: How to Write Gripping Stories That Keep Readers on the Edge of Their Seats

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599639673
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 04/28/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 123,529
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

Part 1 Thinking

Chapter 1 Know Your Readers 8

Chapter 2 Structure is King 19

Chapter 3 Jane's Plotting Road Map 35

Chapter 4 Set the Stage 53

Chapter 5 Layer in Two Subplots 70

Chapter 6 Isolate Your Protagonist-and Everyone Else 82

Chapter 7 The Devil Made Me Do It 100

Part 2 Writing

Chapter 8 Add Surprise-Sparingly 114

Chapter 9 Get Into Your Readers' Heads 133

Chapter 10 Whisper, Don't Shout 155

Chapter 11 Illuminate Fear and Dread 172

Chapter 12 Reveal Answers Slowly 186

Chapter 13 Write Sentences That Work 201

Chapter 14 Conclusion 214

Afterword 222

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