Here's your problem.
You've got a wildly-twisting plot, awesome protagonist, potent theme, and really cool story ideas.
But readers are getting bored before they get to "the good part" of your story.
A great idea for a story is useless if people aren't reading enough of your story to enjoy it. How can you craft a story that's so suspenseful and engaging that readers can't stop themselves from turning pages into the wee hours of the morning?
I want to explain how asking a series of narrative questions can drastically improve your story's suspense. While it may seem like a challenge to craft a story readers can't put down, it's really not that complicated once you know what suspense is and how to create it.
That's what I want to teach you.
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About Ink Slinger Mini Courses
Ink Slinger Mini Courses are built on the premise that many writers don't have time to take an intensive course on every writing subject.
Sometimes, you just need to get a solid foundation on core writing principles really fast.
That's what you get in each of these mini courses.
Each Ink Slinger Mini Course is between twenty and thirty minutes long and gives you the crash course you need to go out and write.
Sometimes a short course means a simple course that only covers the basics. That's not what I'm doing here. I don't want to waste your time with simple lessons.
Instead, each mini course will take a common writing topic like genres or characters or plotting and approach it with a unique perspective that helps you situate the topic in the context of our overall goal as storytellers: to tell stories that both delight and instruct readers. These courses aren't as comprehensive as my main courses. But they aim to be an effective shortcut to help you start working on your story immediately.
Skeptical I can pack enough depth into 20-30 minutes? That's why I offer a 30 day money back guarantee with every course I sell. If you take one of my courses and don't feel like this course helped you as a storyteller, simply shoot me an email at [email protected] and I'll give you a full refund. So feel free to simply try a course out and see if it helps!
What This Course Covers
This mini course explains how to craft effective suspense on a story, chapter, and paragraph level so readers can't put your books down. Writers will emerge from this course understanding what suspense is and knowing several tools they can utilize to create it. Check out the course syllabus below to see what you'll be learning.
StartBooks Readers Can't Put Down (1:57)
PreviewWhat Is Suspense? (4:54)
StartBuilding Strong Story-Level Narrative Questions (6:32)
StartBuilding Strong Chapter-Level Narrative Questions (6:50)
StartBuilding Strong Paragraph-Level Narrative Questions (7:31)
StartBooks Readers Won't Put Down (1:37)
Can You Afford to Let Readers Put Your Book Down?
The answer is probably not. You need to make sure readers are always so enthralled by your story that they never even consider abandoning your book.
Do you know how to keep readers enthralled by your story at every part of your narrative?
If yes, you probably don't need this course.
But if no, this course is designed for you.
I want to help you better understand the tools of suspense so that readers who pick up your book don't put your book down until they've finished your novel.
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I'm Josiah DeGraaf, a high school English teacher, the fiction content manager for the Young Writer's Workshop, and the editor-in-chief of Story Embers. My goal is to help writers craft stories that both teach and delight their readers. The best stories, after all, are both entertaining and meaningful. And so, over the past seven years, I've been helping writers accomplish this through my work at Kingdom Pen, the Young Writer, and Story Embers, along with the dozens of writers I've personally mentored and trained. I'd love to help you take your storycraft to the next level.