How surprise and suspense can work together


Surprise and suspense are like peanut butter and jelly — while you can use one without the other, they complement each other so perfectly that you might as well mix them at times.

Jane Cleland, award-winning and bestselling author, shares three tried-and-true techniques to pairing suspense and surprise in your writing.

Check out that advice as well as tips for using them effectively on their own at Writer's Digest.