Adding Tension, Conflict, Suspense, & Intrigue


Links to blog posts on The Kill Zone with advice on adding tension, conflict, suspense, & intrigue to your fiction.
 
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Don't Stop the Story to Introduce Each Character, by Jodie Renner, Nov 18, 2013

Phrasing for Immediacy and Power, by Jodie Renner, Oct 07, 2013 

Suspense vs. Action, by Joe Moore, Sep 18, 2013

There's no place like home, by Joe Moore, Jul 24, 2013 

A Key to Creating Conflict in Fiction, by James Scott Bell, Jun 23, 2013

Checklist for Adding Suspense & Intrigue, by Jodie Renner, Jun 12, 2013

Honoring the Backstory, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jun 03, 2013


11 Keys to Making a Novel a Page Turner, by James Scott Bell, May 12, 2013


The End Game, by Joe Moore, Apr 17, 2013


Imparting Info with Attitude, by Jodie Renner, Apr 03, 2013


8 Key Ways to Edit Suspense & Pace into Your Finished Manuscript, by Jordan Dane, Mar 07, 2013
 

5 Keys Steps to Adding Depth to Your Fictional Relationships, by Jordan Dane, Feb 07, 2013


Essential Characteristics of a Thriller Hero, by Jodie Renner, Feb 06, 2013 


World Building – Indigo-style, by Jordan Dane, Dec 20, 2012


Blending Sex and Suspense, by Nancy J. Cohen, Dec 19, 2012

Writing Tense Action Scenes, by Jodie Renner, Nov 28, 2012


The Three Rules for Writing a Novel, by James Scott Bell, Sep 23, 2012


Hook Your Book, by Jordan Dane, Apr 12, 2012


What is it About Spy Novels? By John Gilstrap, Feb 24, 2012

 
The Seduction of Mystery, by Jordan Dane, Jan 12, 2012

Keeping the Momentum, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Jan 09, 2012


The Two Things Every Novel Needs — Conflict and Suspense, by James Scott Bell, Jan 08, 2012


Fear and the Ordinary, by Clare Langley-Hawthorne, Sep 05, 2011

 Thriller Must-haves, by Joe Moore, Jun 29, 2011


Blind Baby Raised by Worms, by Joe Moore, May 04, 2011 


Romance in a Mystery Series, by Nancy J. Cohen, Nov 24, 2010


TEN TIPS on Pace & Structure of a Thriller, by Jordan Dane, Sep 23, 2010


Bait and Switch Tactics, by Nancy J. Cohen, Sep 01, 2010


Just Go, by James Scott Bell, Jul 18, 2010

Before You Submit, by James Scott Bell, Jul 11, 2010


The Anarchist in Me, by Simon Wood, Jun 17, 2010


It's all an act, by Joe Moore, Jan 13, 2010


In the beginning . . ., by Joe Moore, Oct 14, 2009


The Soundtrack of Suspense: How Music Influences My Words, By Robert Liparulo, Jun 28, 2009


How to write a thriller: Great beginnings, by Kathryn Lilley, Mar 09, 2009


Shifting genres: From mystery to thriller, by Kathryn Lilley, Feb 16, 2009

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