Adding Tension, Conflict, Suspense and Intrigue

Concrete Tips for Adding Tension, Suspense, & Intrigue to Any Story, by Jodie Renner, Sept. 21, 2020

Critical Scenes Need Nail-Biting Details, by Jodie Renner, May 4, 2015

Internal Conflict by Nancy J. Cohen, April 20, 2015

Create a Fascinating, Believable Antagonist, by Jodie Renner, March 9, 2015

Pick up the Pace for a Real Page-Turner, by Jodie Renner, June 2, 2014

Fire up Your Fiction with Foreshadowing, by Jodie Renner, Jan. 27, 2014

10 Ways to Add Depth to Your Scenes, by Jodie Renner, Dec. 2, 2013

Don’t Stop the Story to Introduce Each Character, by Jodie Renner, Nov 18, 2013

Phrasing for Immediacy and Power, by Jodie Renner, Oct 07, 2013

Suspense vs. Action, by Joe Moore, Sep 18, 2013

There’s no place like home, by Joe Moore, Jul 24, 2013

A Key to Creating Conflict in Fiction, by James Scott Bell, Jun 23, 2013

Checklist for Adding Suspense & Intrigue, by Jodie Renner, Jun 12, 2013

Honoring the Backstory, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jun 03, 2013

11 Keys to Making a Novel a Page Turner, by James Scott Bell, May 12, 2013

The End Game, by Joe Moore, Apr 17, 2013

Imparting Info with Attitude, by Jodie Renner, Apr 03, 2013

8 Key Ways to Edit Suspense & Pace into Your Finished Manuscript, by Jordan Dane, Mar 07, 2013
5 Keys Steps to Adding Depth to Your Fictional Relationships, by Jordan Dane, Feb 07, 2013

Essential Characteristics of a Thriller Hero, by Jodie Renner, Feb 06, 2013

World Building – Indigo-style, by Jordan Dane, Dec 20, 2012

Blending Sex and Suspense, by Nancy J. Cohen, Dec 19, 2012

Writing Tense Action Scenes, by Jodie Renner, Nov 28, 2012

The Three Rules for Writing a Novel, by James Scott Bell, Sep 23, 2012

Hook Your Book, by Jordan Dane, Apr 12, 2012

What is it About Spy Novels? By John Gilstrap, Feb 24, 2012

The Seduction of Mystery, by Jordan Dane, Jan 12, 2012

Keeping the Momentum, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jan 09, 2012

The Two Things Every Novel Needs — Conflict and Suspense, by James Scott Bell, Jan 08, 2012

Fear and the Ordinary, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Sept 05, 2011

 Thriller Must-haves, by Joe Moore, Jun 29, 2011

Blind Baby Raised by Worms, by Joe Moore, May 04, 2011

Romance in a Mystery Series, by Nancy J. Cohen, Nov 24, 2010

Ten Tips on Pace & Structure of a Thriller, by Jordan Dane, Sept 23, 2010

Bait and Switch Tactics, by Nancy J. Cohen, Sept 01, 2010

Just Go, by James Scott Bell, Jul 18, 2010

Before You Submit, by James Scott Bell, Jul 11, 2010

The Anarchist in Me, by Simon Wood, Jun 17, 2010

It’s all an act, by Joe Moore, Jan 13, 2010

In the beginning . . ., by Joe Moore, Oct 14, 2009

The Soundtrack of Suspense: How Music Influences My Words, By Robert Liparulo, Jun 28, 2009

How to write a thriller: Great beginnings, by Kathryn Lilley, Mar 09, 2009

Shifting genres: From mystery to thriller, by Kathryn Lilley, Feb 16, 2009