What is an example of suspense?
Suspense is anxiety or a state of uncertainty or excitement about the resolution of something. An example of suspense is wondering when the killer will strike while watching a horror movie.
How do you identify suspense in a story?
Four factors are necessary for suspense—reader empathy, reader concern, impending danger and escalating tension. We create reader empathy by giving the character a desire, wound or internal struggle that readers can identify with. The more they empathize, the closer their connection with the story will be.
How do you teach suspense in writing?
4 Mini-Lessons for Teaching Suspense WritingSensory Images. One great way to develop suspenseful or scary images in a story is through sensory details. Figurative Language. For suspense writing, I like to focus on simile and metaphor comparisons as well as onomatopoeia. Pacing. An important mini-lesson when teaching suspense writing is pacing.