Writing Excuses 5.4: Creating Suspense
This episode of Writing Excuses features our special guest, Smokey-Smoke Sanderson who spent the first half of September on tour abusing his voice.
Suspense! What is it? What isn’t it? What is the relationship between suspense and mystery, and for that matter horror, humor, and adventure? This ‘cast is chock full of pithy quotes, useful advice, and anecdotal examples.
Oh, and a bomb. THERE IS A BOMB HIDDEN UNDER THE TABLE.
DUN DUN DUN DUUNNNN!
Audiobook Pick-of-the-Week: The Way of Kings, by Brandon Sanderson, which was the #1 bestselling book on Audible the week prior to this recording. Forty-five hours and thirty minutes of Sandersonian fantastical goodness, read by Michael Kramer and Kate Reading.
Writing Prompt: “I have coated my left hand with magical ink.”
That Episode on Pacing We Promised to Link To: Right here, and it features James Dashner!
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