Conference Schedule 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Car Crashes, Escape Hatches, and Hobbit Helmets: Where Did Your Suspense Go? with Matt Bell
Date(s): Saturday, February 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Heritage, University Club (view map)
Genre and Form(s): Fiction
About the Session
In this session, we'll explore ways to generate and maintain suspense, tension, and excitement in fiction and other modes of storytelling. We'll look at some of the most common mistakes that cost scenes their chance to be truly exciting or terrifying or thrilling, as well as study successful examples of how master storytellers keep us glued to the page, extracting practical tips and techniques we can put to use in our own stories.