The Art of Suspense

  Dates & times
  • Sun, 03/07/2021 - 2:00pm
  Category Arts & Writing
  Age Groups Adult, Teen




The Dictionary defines SUSPENSE as “a state or condition of mental uncertainty or excitement, as in awaiting a decision or outcome, usually accompanied by a degree of apprehension or anxiety.” Join author and teacher Tim Waggoner to learn how adding suspense can enhance your writing and keep readers on the edge of their seats. Topics covered include: Why readers love suspense; Techniques for creating suspense in fiction; How to create a really good villain; Creating time constraints; Being unpredictable; and Suspenseful pacing.

This workshop is part of the Write@Wright Series supported by the Wright Library Foundation

Award-winning author Tim Waggoner has published close to fifty novels. He writes dark fantasy, horror, and media tie-ins, and he teaches creative writing at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Find out more at