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!
Will have to hop over and check it out. Thanks so much!
Have a great weekend,
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.
Hi Karen - Enjoy your weekend!
Hi Nancy - Suspense novels do make your heart race. Mysteries are more like a puzzle.
Happy Memorial Day weekend!
Thanks for the link! Have a blessed Memorial weekend!
Hi Chatty - You too!
Hi Alisa - You're welcome. Enjoy a great weekend with your family.
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.
"Be unpredictable" caught my eye. I love stories that surprise me.
Thanks for sharing, Susan. Enjoy the holiday weekend.
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
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.
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