My current area of interest is conflict and suspense. How do I write scene after exciting scene to keep my readers turning pages?
I realize that to become a better writer, I can’t just read about writing suspense and read suspense novels, I need to write using the techniques I learn.
So, for our enjoyment, starting next Sunday afternoon I will be writing a weekly serial called The Misadventures of Moxie Sharpe. Each Sunday I will post a new installment of Moxie’s story with all the conflict and suspense I can muster and cliff-hangers to keep you coming back for more.
For inspiration, I spent some time on archive.org checking out the great trailers for the old serials like Radar Men from the Moon, Zorro, and Mysterious Doctor Satan. If I manage to apply my studies and follow their example, you can look forward to:
Moxie Sharpe in a punch-packed, lightning-paced, sensational adventure of world-shaking importance. She will dazzle and surprise and her courage will thrill and chill. Each episode will be filled with pulse-pounding, jet-propelled excitement. And as Moxie’s electrifying, explosive adventures unfold, we’ll have a lot of fun and hopefully learn something about writing page turners.
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I am planning a detailed explanation of my Read to Write: Suspense, Conflict and Tension study on Wednesday.
Oh, I can’t wait! The suspense is killing me! Right?