I accidentally became administrator of the Suspense/Thriller Writers Group on Facebook (just goes to show you need to be careful what links you click!), but now that I am in charge of the group, I intend to make it a resource for all writers. If you don’t think you write suspense, think again. Whatever genre you write, you still write suspense. Suspense at its most basic is making readers worry about what is going to happen to your characters. If they don’t worry, they have no reason to read. Besides, all genres make use of the same basic story elements: plot, characterization, scenes, description.
So I am extending an invitation to all writers, published or unpublished, neophyte or master, to join the group. If you’re like most people who join Facebook to make connections, you don’t have any idea how to go about it, so this group will help you get to know people, and it might teach you something — or give you a chance to tell others what you know.
Here’s where you find the group:
Here’s where you find my profile (add me as a friend):
Here are some of our discussions:
How Real Life Experiences Influence Fiction
Using Facebook for Promotion
Gifts From the Muses
Layering, The Art of Building an Onion From the Inside Out
Titles: What Makes a Good One
What is a Storyteller’s Obligation to History?
How Do We Make Our Writing the Best We Can?
How Do You Promote Your Book When You’re Shy?
What Makes a Story or Scene Suspenseful?
Fan Fiction: Parody or Tribute?
April 15, 2009 at 6:00 pm
I would like to join the group
May 17, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Would love to join your group.
May 17, 2009 at 4:36 pm
I sent you an invitation, Trinity. I hope you participate — it’s a great group.
May 11, 2010 at 11:46 am
I have finished a thriller of 123,000 word count and have read it 8 times making corrections each time. I am looking for someone to, with a fresh set of eyes, read my manuscript. Hopefully that someone would have expertise more so than I have as this is my first novel.
May 11, 2010 at 8:09 pm
Good luck with your novel, Ed! Hope you can find someone to read your manuscript. It’s always hard