‘Yes’ to Suspense

Hi! And thank you for visiting my blog. In addition to reading and writing—namely suspense/fiction, I love connecting with other readers and writers ‘o plenty.

I’ll start by posing this question: What is suspense? According to our trusty pal Webster:

sus·penseNoun/səˈspens/ 1. A state or feeling of excited or anxious uncertainty about what may happen. 2. A quality in a work of fiction that arouses excited expectation or uncertainty about what may happen.

Shouldn’t all stories fulfill these purposes? In my humble opinion, yes. Case in point: Anita Shreve is one of my favorite writers. Her books, although not categorized within the suspense genre, keep us guessing…wondering…flipping page after page…

What do you think?

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  1. Carrie K.

     /  August 21, 2011

    Hi! Excited about this blog! I read during short work breaks, so I gravitate toward short stories with interesting facts, new studies about health, great new books and movies, psychology…anything positive, really. (Negative “look out!” news stories turn me off.) Dug your short story in IMag. I hope you’ll post some of your fiction?

  2. Good luck with your blog! (And more importantly, good luck with your novel!)

  3. I enjoy reading about self understanding, especially as it relates to God’s word.

  4. Thanks for your insight and encouragement, Carrie, Ellis and Jason! I will probably post some of my fiction at some point. Worst case, I’ll direct you toward pieces as they become available.

  5. Heidi Mastrogiovanni

     /  August 24, 2011

    Brava, August! Congratulations on your blog. I love reading people’s thoughts on movies…current and classic…and I love reading about real-life people who inspire others to do and be better.

  6. Thanks for making the vsit more than worth it!


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