Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: K.M. Weiland

If you’re a writer, or aspire to become one, you know part of your homework is to study suspense.

After all, suspense is what readers (particularly mystery and thriller readers) look for in a book. The American Heritage Dictionary tells us such readers want “the condition of being suspended.” They want to experience the “anxiety or apprehension resulting from an uncertain, undecided, or mysterious situation.”

In Stephen King’s The Shining, will Danny and his mother Wendy escape being murdered by father/husband Jack Torrance? Can you figure out which character in Murder on the Oriental Express committed the murder? Was anyone in the first audience at Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho prepared for the final revelation?

Is There a Problem With Suspense?

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. An Easy Fix for a Tighter Point of View | Writers In The Storm Blog
  2. Earning the Authors a Say - Porter Anderson
  3. Karen Woodward: A Pattern of Character Emotion
  4. Insecure Writer's Support Group: Create Realistic Characters by Studying Human Behavior
  5. Writing a Premise Statement for Your Book: Inner and Outer Story Synopsis and Why It Helps Get You Published
  6. The Super-Secret Way to Create Suspense in Your Story - Helping Writers Become Authors
  7. Do Free Promotions Really Work? - BookBub Unbound
  8. 3 Online Profiles Every Author Must Have (but not facebook or twitter) | Glenn Miller
  9. The Rocket Science Behind Going Viral - infographic ~ Digital Information World
  10. How To Make Awesome Social Media Content | Social Media Today
  11. The Kill Zone: Key Ways to Layer Depth Into Your Scenes
  12. 3 Tips for Skipping the Boring Parts | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
  13. BookMarketingBuzzBlog: Writers & Their Legacy: A Lesson From Jimmy Carter
  14. Microsoft Replaces Office Web Apps With Office Online
  15. How to Write for a Living | The Passive Voice | 
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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