What Are You Trying To Say?

Writing the suspenseful parts of a novel can be difficult – you know what you want to say, but how do you find the perfect words?  Creating a storyline is a craft all on its own – check out The Weekend Novelist Writes A Mystery by Robert Ray and Jack Remick.  I highly recommend this book, which provides tips on writing dialogue, how to “bury” information for your readers to discover, and even some great techniques for battling writer’s block.  The elements of writing good suspense must be studied in order to be successful.  Of course, enhancing your vocabulary can enhance your writing, just be careful to not leave your reader behind!  The real elements of the story must be driven by conflict and reactions to that conflict, not big words.

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