How to Write Suspense in Any Genre

You can’t write a page-turner without this key element!

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You can’t write a page-turner without this key element!

I’ll reveal that key element in a moment.

What’s the #1 compliment a reader can give you?

“Your book kept me up all night—I couldn’t put it down!”

No matter what genre you’re writing in, keeping the reader in suspense all the way through your story is how you get that kind of rave review.

But writing page-turners is tricky.

You need to know exactly how to hook your ideal reader…and keep them hooked, scene-after-scene.

  • This type of irresistible scene ending that keep readers turning pages…
  • The one thing you must know in order to force the reader to the edge of their seat…
  • The right way (and the wrong way) to use time-locks to avoid a saggy middle…

With these techniques, you’ll have everything you need to make sure your story is a page-turner.

Award-winning thriller author Ezra Barany is going to teach you the techniques for adding suspense to your story—no matter what genre you write—in a live training on Wednesday, May 17, 5:30-7pm Pacific.

How to Write Suspense in Any Genre

In this training, you will:

— Learn how the art of subtext can drive the story forward

— Uncover the naked truth about why some chapter formats are boring…and what to do

—The right (and wrong) ways to time your story’s revelations

— 3 ways you might be overusing suspense techniques and 5 signs you need more suspense

— How to use atmosphere, setting, subplots, secondary characters to amp up suspense

— How to build in suspense into your story planning process and while you edit

This training is for you if you want your readers to stay up all night because they can’t put your book down.

Sign up and you get:

— A seat in the live 90-minute training, plus a chance to ask questions live

— The replay in video (MP4) and audio (MP3)

— A PDF containing all the slides

— A transcript of the live training


Buy by May 17th date and get a free seat in our special webinar, HOW TO FIND CRITIQUE PARTNERS, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 5:30-7pm PT.

As with all our trainings, if you have questions while you’re watching the replay, you can always email us.

Suspense is the secret ingredient that makes your stories gripping, but it can be tricky to find the right balance… but with Ezra’s techniques, you’ll have everything they need to make sure every story is a page-turner.

Happy writing,


Beth & Ezra

"I want thank you and your husband, Ezra, very much for the informative discussion the two of you gave on Techniques for Adding Suspense to Your Story. It provided lots of insight that'll help me to rewrite my first novel more creatively and plot it better to sustain readers' interest. Again, thanks!"
-- James Wiggins, Author

Your Instructor

Beth and Ezra Barany
Beth and Ezra Barany

The Instructors

Beth-and-Ezra-Barany-webinar-shot-with-kittyThis course is offered by Beth and Ezra Barany, writing teachers and novelists. We walk the talk.

We're award-winning, best-selling novelists, who have worked with over 100 authors to help them get their books written and published. Happily married for over 16 years, we're passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding authors to achieve your dreams.


Beth Barany is a promotions and marketing advisor for writers and publishers. She's run over a dozen promotional campaigns for authors and small publishers, including blog tours, Amazon Bestseller campaigns, and social media campaigns. Her latest book for authors is Twitter for Authors: Social Media Book Marketing Strategies for Shy Writers, available on Amazon, iTunes, and Nook.

The author of the bestselling books, The Writer's Adventure Guide: 12 Stages to Writing Your Book and Overcome Writer's Block, Beth also publishes the monthly digital magazine, Author Entrepreneurship Magazine, to help authors create successful and sustainable careers. Beth is the award-winning novelist of the young adult epic fantasy, Henrietta The Dragon Slayer, the first of a multi-book series.

As a Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Creativity Coach, and experienced speaker and teacher, Beth Barany has helped authors get their books written, edited and published for over 14 years, as well as guided them in effectively promoting and selling their work. Five of her clients' books have been best-sellers. Sign up for her newsletter and receive her free Writer's Motivation Mini-Courseat Also receive a free subscription to Author Entrepreneur Magazineat

Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, Ezra Barany, the bestselling author of The Torah Codes, and their two cats, and over 1,000 books.


Ezra Barany is an award-winning author of a bestselling novel. His Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code, The Torah Codes, was released in paperback in March 2011, then the ebook version was published in September 2011. His thriller hit bestseller status in December 2011 in Jewish fiction and has stayed on the charts ever since. The second book in this series, 36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List (Book 2 in The Torah Codes series), has been published to great acclaim.

As much as Ezra loves being an author, he's missed teaching, and has been working with authors for about two years, with Beth and solo. He looks forward to working with you and helping each and everyone one of you achieve your goals and dreams. Nothing would make him happier!

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