Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Round-Up - #207

Gail Gaymer Martin, at Writing Right, gives us a primer on the suspense genre. Check out the nine tricks she urges us to try when writing this type of novel.

Writers: Which one caught your eye and why?

Readers: Did you know there was a difference between mystery and suspense?

Have a blessed weekend!

Photo: firehawk77


Karen Lange said...

Will have to hop over and check it out. Thanks so much!

Have a great weekend,

Nancy said...

I didn't know there was a difference between mystery and suspense novels. I don't think I ever read a suspense one, while I read tons of mysteries. I love the part where we meet all of the characters. The crime doesn't always happen right away. And in good mysteries, I do sometimes get enough clues to guess the culprit if I'm clever and they play fair. If I didn't think I could guess "who done it?" I wouldn't enjoy this genre so much. It's good for my brain cells.
I wouldn't like a suspense book because I don't truly like that agitated feeling. If I have enough interest to turn the page, it's a good enough book for me.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen - Enjoy your weekend!

Hi Nancy - Suspense novels do make your heart race. Mysteries are more like a puzzle.

Susan :)

Chatty Crone said...

Happy Memorial Day weekend!
sandie ♥

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link! Have a blessed Memorial weekend!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty - You too!

Hi Alisa - You're welcome. Enjoy a great weekend with your family.

Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Thank you for this information. I have tried to write in the vein of mystery/suspense. I see why I was unable to complete the stories.

Jean Fischer said...

"Be unpredictable" caught my eye. I love stories that surprise me.

Thanks for sharing, Susan. Enjoy the holiday weekend.


Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks for the info. No, I didn't know that there was a difference in these types of works.

Enjoy your holiday!

Jennifer @ Pen and Prosper Blog

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit - I'm glad the information was helpful. :)

Hi Jean - The surprise element is a big "wow factor" for me as well.

Hi Jennifer - Yes, genres have specific attributes and rules.

Susan :)