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Element 59: Suspense

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A first cousin to, and even more visceral than Tension is Suspense, one of the reasons so many readers love mysteries, crime and courtroom dramas, and what we still call (I believe) cliff-hangers.

Yes, many writers have given this crucial element some thought.

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Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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