Monday, November 21, 2011

Adding suspense

Adding suspense isn't all that easy to do. This weekend I spent time rereading what I'd already written to make sure that each chapter left the reader wanting more. I've done a fairly good job so far but some of the chapters needed work. It's important to drop hints along the way as to how the story might end. This also means that I need to know how the story ends, which I do. It's the middle part that is currently bogging me down. Some characters have a mind of their own and what I had in mind originally isn't always what gets typed into the computer. I like being spontaneous with my writing, but  it makes it harder to drop the hints. I'm confident though that it will all work out in the end.

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