Suspense

You know that moment when your watching a horror film and you can hear the tension in the air building up? This cliché movie tool is not only used for movies. There is a way to actually do this exact same thing for books.

You can use a variety of words to create suspense and tension in story. Many simple things that can help influence this more are: setting, vocabulary, and included sounds, etc. Setting, for example, can indicate where the person is at. This means that you can place them on a long road out in the country, on a foggy cool night. Are there shivers rolling down your spine yet?

Sometimes authors use many different phrases and words to create tension and this is a very useful tool. It helps not only set the setting but really add life to your story. No one wants to read a boring one. If you need some help I have a list provided for anyone to use. Click here to get there.

Testing different ideas before settling with a finished product can be very useful in this situation. Be prepared to make mistakes, everyone makes them.

I hope that I have helped you in making your suspense writing more interesting. If you have any questions send me a message and I will try to solve the problem as soon as possible. Good luck!