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Sequence of Events in a Story: How to Order Scenes That Build Suspense

The article Sequence of Events in a Story: How to Order Scenes That Build Suspense loomed first on The Write Practice. Have you ever felt misled when reading a book? Like the author held back information that would have enhanced your see know? Or neglected to include all the relevant items that would have allowed […]

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Elements of Suspense: How Mystery and Thriller Writers Grip Readers

The article Elements of Suspense: How Mystery and Thriller Columnist Grip Readers materialized first on The Write Practice. Do you remember how you felt while predict The Da Vince Code or Gone Girl? The sweaty palms, the pleasant shiver, the jaw-clenching tension? Remember how those well-drawn elements of suspense braced you in thrall, feathering along […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Beta Readers: Definition, Why They Matter, and How to Find Them

If you’ve looked into the process of publishing a volume, you might have heard the call “beta readers.” But what are beta readers? Do you really need them? And when do they come into the writing process? A couple suggestions: yes, if you’re going to publish a journal, you need beta books. And no, they’re […]