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Hooked

If the reader does not turn the page, then ALL IS LOST. The book didn’t work for that reader, didn’t hook her/him. That’s a tragedy for the writer, and maybe even for the reader because it is an opportunity missed.

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What to NOT do

Let’s say you are well along in getting your suspense story written. You’ve got the bedrock in place! It’s time to check back and get serious about rewrites. Here are some reminders about aspects you want to try to avoid:

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Trivia and substance

Details work with you, or not — Setting the scene is a joyful responsibility. We fiction writers provide the reader with an imaginary world in which to dwell for a time, to escape from the cares of her/his day. We

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