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Suspense is like humour. One of the hardest thing to doa t writing. Yeah, i'm from the Obvious legion ;)
I can't take "dark" fictional suspense and avoid polluting my mind with movies like Jaws, Alien, and the like. Remember Goethe's Erlkönig ("Who rides, so late, through night and wind")? As a child, I had to learn it by hard, and I remember that while reciting it in front of class (which I rather enjoyed), the suspense made me break out in a sweat, even though I already knew the ending. I lived through each line, every image, as if it where happening that very moment. I sort of still do. Case for a therapist? ;-)
Deka, I think humor is even harder. Humor is such a delicate emotion, but I guess they both are.Merisi, a case for someone with a good strong healthy imagination I would argue. :)
As to whether suspense is harder than humor, I've written humor but never suspense, the reason being that humor comes naturally to me, so for that reason, I would say that whichever you wouldn't do anyway would almost certainly be harder for you.
Snowbrush, that's probably true. I know that I also find that more authors do suspense well than humor, although that may be my take on it.
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wow, i have just read the article.in this paragraph If you can create characters readers care about, those readers will feel suspense no matter what kind of event the character is expecting, whether big or small. In my next post, on November 26, I’ll talk about some of the things that writers do to create these kinds of characters. i have learnt an interesting fact about suspenseful writing and am hooked to read on for the next chapter on 26 november. talking about suspense, huh?:)))
Laughingwolf, thankee.Gabby, I saw that. I appreciate it very much. Thanks!Szelsofa, lol. Well said.
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