Conflict and Suspense

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  • Title: Conflict and Suspense
  • Author: James Scott Bell
  • ISBN: 9781599632735
  • Page: 182
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Conflict and Suspense

  1. Another one for the keeper shelf from JSB It includes some of the same concepts as Plot Structure and Revision Self Editing like the LOCK system and the character grid , but puts them in the context of increasing suspense and intensifying conflict If you re trying to diagnose or avoid pacing problems in your novel, there are a lot of excellent considerations here.


  2. Livro muito bom com muitas ferramentas pr ticas para adicionar conflito e suspense pelo seu livro, desde o planejamento da hist ria.O autor define todos os conceitos de maneira clara e did tica Voc aprende a pensar em ideias para hist rias j imbu das de conflito, personagens com tra os que geram tens o, como iniciar o livro com conflito, estrutura para suspense e tens o, manter o 2 ato em movimento com cenas e sequ ncias fortes, fortalecer descri es para fazerem trabalho duplo , criar subtramas [...]


  3. Well worth your time and money if you want to improve as a writer I just stole this from the book because I agree with it completely Getting the words down is what makes a disciplined writer Getting them down with the craft working for you is what makes a professional writer Highly recommended.


  4. I picked this book up on a whim I just signed up for the 30 day free trial of s new Kindle Unlimited, and I snagged a bunch of books that had been languishing on my wish list, and this was one of the ten that made it from my list to my Kindle.So, first of all, confession time I added the book to my wish list based on the cover and a misunderstanding of the title The cover shows a couple of chaps slashing at one another in a fencing display The title also uses the word conflict and my mind jumped [...]


  5. Fantastic book I love writing conflict into my stories Frankly, it s the spice that keeps them going like the Energizer Bunny People accuse me of torturing my characters, and this books gives me affirmation I m doing it right.James Scott Bell tells it like it is, with humor and great examples It s nice to know when I get to my cliffhanger in my current novel, it s okay to hang my antagonist over the edge and drag my reader with him If you re a published author or aspiring writer, this is a wonde [...]


  6. I took a quick break from my reading and other jobs to zip through this little book, and I m so glad I did I m mostly self taught in writing and plotting, and I do recommend the approach I took learning by observance of plots you like but this filled in the gaps I had and gave me a simpler understanding of the process.My only criticism of this enormously helpful book which I am so looking forward to putting into practice is that while some of the author s advice would apply to any writer in any [...]


  7. Chockfull of brilliant pointers What struck me as I kept reading advice like Ramp up the tension Tighten it some Make bad things happen Make worse things happen Make your hero work harder is how much we d enjoy our roles in God s story if we remembered that our best writing advice comes from observing the conflict and suspense in the best story ever told this one Ours.


  8. Every book about writing that I ve read gives me something inspiration, direction, focus, or just the urge to sit down and write So I m tempted to give this 4 stars, but the annoyance of constant typos and missing words or letters is enough to drive that back down I enjoyed this book, and it did give me some good ideas, although it is a bit smug and self satisfied.


  9. I tend not to read a lot of craft books, except if I am having a problem in a story I recently read Bell s book because my latest action espionage plot seems to just plod along I needed to up the stakes and hit the gas in the pacing Bell provides an excellent technical review on structure in relationship to conflict I highly recommend it.


  10. If there s anything an author should know about creating conflict and suspense in their stories that isn t in this book, I ll be shocked It s extremely thorough It s also geared to be very helpful, with many clear steps to adding and increasing the tension in your writing I plan to go through this book page by page and try everything when I m ready to revise Highly recommended.


  11. Este libro me ha impactado y dado vuelta Es un libro con teor a, pero en esencia pr ctico y centrado Se convirti autom ticamente en mi biblia de escritor y si bien lo ten a en versi n digital, me lo compr en formato f sico para poder subrayar y anotar.No me casar de decirlo es un libro soberbio, indispensable si te interesa el tema.


  12. For a writer trying to hone my craft I found this book practical and insightful Most of the stuff I knew, but it helps to have the information refreshed This book is written in an engaging, optimistic style A must read.


  13. Marvellous, comprehensive, practical exploration of exactly what the title denotes conflict AND suspense.


  14. Do not write your thriller genre novel until you have read what James Scott Bell has to say An essential how to book for the library.



  15. Another knockout craft book from James Scott Bell He dives in deep to describe why and how to incorporate conflict and suspense into every facet of the story, offering plenty of examples and ideas This book helped me realize why certain arcs and scenes in my stories are falling flat or seeming slow especially in dialogue and gave clear directions for improvement Highly recommended


  16. An outstanding presentation of conflict and suspense Mr Bell details every aspect of the craft as it relates to this subject matter An excellent learning tool complete with suggestions for creative prompts and exercises for revision Bell does a complete break down and then a total build up of every element of creating suspense Useful for all genres and all levels of writers I ll be keeping this on my shelf and be referring it to it often.


  17. Haven t quite finished this Not sure want to Mostly obvious, tired advice by an author who touts his own lackluster writing So far 2 or 3 things have seemed interesting useful Certainly not worth my time or money Maybe if I finish and the second half is amazing, I ll update the review Otherwise I don t plan to read any by this author Craft or fiction.


  18. I like everything I ve read by James Scott Bell but he does repeat things from one book to another That s okay as repetition is a great teacher Since I write books with conflict and hopefully suspense I found the book not only interesting but helpful.


  19. Conflict has always been one of my weaker spots as a writer, and I ve seen in some of my editing jobs that it s often tough for others as well I thought this was a good primer on how to work on that issue Lots of concrete suggestions and exercises, good examples, generally very good advice.


  20. Said a bunch of things that I probably needed to hear Plotting is my weakest area, and I m pretty balls at conflict I took everything with a grain of salt and I could probably use a reread of this, but overall I liked it.


  21. I learned by reading this book in an hour compared to a semester s worth of Creative Writing courses I took in High School and in University.


  22. Great book just like all of his othersJust read it, you won t regret Will be a reference for many years to come Again, thank you, Mr Bell.


  23. James Scott Bell has written some of my favorite books about writing This, unfortunately, wasn t one of them.This book is packed with great advice and good examples, but for whatever reason, it didn t engage me like some of his others have To me it felt choppy, almost like a list with details.Maybe it just wasn t the book I need right now Maybe it will be exactly what you need.



  24. This is a book about the stuff that keeps readers reading Without conflict there is no hindrance to a character achieving his or her goal, and thus no story Suspense is a lack of clarity about what comes next that spurs the reader to keep exploring Bell defines conflict and suspense, and then explores the various means by which these crucial features are conveyed in stories I say in stories, but Bell is predominantly speaking to novelists with this book.The book is divided into two unequal parts [...]


  25. Full of examples of how other authors used writing techniques to increase suspense and conflict and terrific hands on exercises to help out authors to improve their own scenes One of those how to books that you actually learn something While the witty author entertains you.


  26. This book is split into two sections, Conflict and Suspense Conflict is basically about getting the readers emotionally involved in the characters and suspense is about structuring the book to keep the readers from putting it down He has some good advice for creating conflicts of different kinds and stretching fine tuning tension.


  27. Part of the Elements of Fiction Writing series, Conflict Suspense is a guide to working with, you guessed it, conflict and suspense It aims, as the title suggests, to help a new writer learn to draw out the action, and to create atmospheres where conflict is felt without being blunt about it.The book avoids the trap of monotonous examples by using ones from a variety of sources and not just from books the author himself has written While I see the reasoning behind it there is no need to obtain p [...]


  28. There are literally thousands of books on the craft of writing, and I ve read my share of them Some of them are good and they ve helped me, but none as much as this one.The problem with most writing books is that they are short and incomplete, but Mr Bell s book is thorough in sharing tools and techniques for adding conflict and suspense to every element of your story, including characters, dialogue, and theme So thorough, in fact, that as I was reading it, I kept thinking I was near the end bec [...]