Recorded sessions will be available until June 30.

Editing to Maximize Suspense – Joel Armstrong

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PENCON 2023 Video

Editing to Maximize Suspense – Joel Armstrong

Whether a book promises a page-turning whodunit, a hate-to-love romance, or a well-timed comedic gag, narrative suspense is a key element of meeting the reader’s needs. In this session, Joel Armstrong will show us how to define narrative suspense, identify different types of suspense, and edit a manuscript to maximize suspense through characterization, pacing, and story structure. Case studies in romantic comedy, mystery, and fantasy will demonstrate how suspense operates differently in different genres.