31 Mar Creating Suspense! with Lisa Jones
The SUSPENSE prompt was born when teacher Lisa Jones was in the bathtub, reading THE MIST, by Stephen King. Why did such a dumb-seeming premise (a mist lands on a supermarket in Maine, creating terror and death) result in a book so hard to put down? Lisa pondered. She poured in some more bubble bath. She looked for patterns. She found a three-step method embedded in THE MIST that will bring suspense to your writing about a scary canoe trip, a first date, or a trip to Costco. Suspense is EVERYWHERE in our lives, and should be everywhere in our writing, too, for audiences both literary and genre. Tension matters!