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Saturday, April 18 • TBA
Crafting Suspense

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Crafting suspense might seem to be the work of writers in various genres—crime fiction and horror most specifically—but all writers (literary too!) can benefit from the tools of the suspense writer. How do you spark your readers’ curiosity for what happens next? How do you tighten tension and escalate conflict to keep those readers turning the page? How can you modulate pacing, navigate reader expectations, and strategize surprise? This session draws on work by writers including Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Alice Munro, Flannery O’Connor, Scott Turow and more to illustrate various techniques for incorporating suspense into your own work.  

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Art Taylor

Associate Professor, George Mason University
Art Taylor is the author of the story collection The Boy Detective & The Summer of ’74 and Other Tales of Suspense and of the novel in stories On the Road with Del & Louise, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel. He won the 2019 Edgar Award for Best Short Story for... Read More →

Saturday April 18, 2020 TBA

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