The Art of Suspense

From:  South Bay Writers
California Writers Club-South Bay Branch
www.southbaywriters.com
April 14, 2014
Author Margaret Lucke
margaret_luckeTHE ART OF SUSPENSE:
HOW TO KEEP YOUR READERS TURNING THE PAGES

Every great story is a suspense story, no matter its genre. Your skill at creating suspense is what keeps your readers coming back for more. This doesn’t mean you must hang readers on the edge of their seat or force them to bite their nails. Suspense is the artful tension you create between readers’ hopes and doubts, between their concern for your characters and their uncertainty about what lies ahead. It is the essential quality that makes your readers ask, “What happens next?” and keeps them turning pages. Author Margaret Lucke will explore techniques for creating suspense and weaving in conflict. Learn the secrets to earning that cherished accolade: “I couldn’t put it down.”

COST: $15 (includes $10 for dinner), Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose

GENERAL MEETING AGENDA
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm General Meeting
7:00 pm Break
7:30 pm Speaker Presentation: Margaret Lucke
8:30 pm Networking & Dessert
9:00 pm Close

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