Elements of Fiction Writing: Conflict & Suspense
At its best, conflict pulls readers into a story and suspense carries them along until its conclusion. In this new book in the Elements of Fiction Writing series, bestselling writing instructor and author of more than 15 thrillers, James Scott Bell shows writers how to take their work from a ho-hum read to a dramatic page-turner, regardless of genre or form.
Writers will learn how to craft scenes, create characters, and develop storylines that build conflict and then use suspense to carry a story to its gripping conclusion.Beginning writers will appreciate the in-depth instruction while experienced writers will benefit from the exercises and techniques that show them how to continuously hone their craft. It’s a must have volume for every writer of fiction.
- Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
- Date available: 01/11/2012
- Publication date: 01/11/2012
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Meet the Author: James Scott Bell
James Scott Bell is the #1 bestselling author of the writing book Plot & Structure, and thrillers like Deceived, Try Dying, Watch Your Back, One More Lie and many more. His short fiction has appeared in two anthologies and he is currently at work on a series of pulp style boxing stories featuring Irish Jimmy Gallagher. Under the pen name K. Bennett he is also the author of the Mallory Caine zombie legal thriller series, which begins with Pay Me in Flesh.
Jim served as fiction columnist for Writer's Digest magazine, to which he frequently contributes, and has written four craft books for Writer’s Digest Books: Plot & Structure, Revision &...