I'm teaching a class on Suspense for Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore Today!
THE DRIVING QUESTIONS: Lee Child famously said that readers are programmed to wait for answers to questions they witness being asked. Child instructs writers to plant questions in stories that the reader needs to have answered, so they keep reading. We will carefully study Child’s article. Then we will look at how the Driving Question is used by master mystery and thriller writers, in works ranging from classics by Jack London to the latest by Deaver, Dionne, Connelly, and others. You can read the Lee Child article here: https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/a-simple-way-to-create-suspense/
$25 per person. Instructor: Alison McMahan