Keep 'em hanging: The art of suspense means giving your reader something to worry about.

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    • Abstract:
      This article discusses the essential elements needed in building suspense into the premise and structure of a novel. Presentation of the story's plot as a question; Efforts to create a likeable and competent but flawed protagonist with highly-motivated antagonist characters; Selection of the story's point of view to maximize suspense. INSET: Editing for suspense.