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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

"Is it easier to write suspense because of the built-in conflict of a villain?"

I was over at Life with Missy:

I’m so excited to be on Missy’s blog today! Missy asked me to answer the question, "Is it easier to write suspense because of the built-in conflict of a villain?"


Actually, the presence of a villain in romantic suspense makes it a bit harder to write. Suspense villains tend to have very strong motivations for the evil and mayhem they’re causing, but that also means I have to make sure that their every action and decision is logical and works toward their ultimate desire.


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1 comment:

  1. I agree. After 5 contemporary and historical novels, I'm attempting a suspense and it's not going as smooth or as quick as the others. It think because not only do I have to work in the relationship between the H/h and God but now I have to ensure that the suspense element is there as well. Suspense isn't a natural part of my life like my relationship with God and my Hero.

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