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 teaches you the techniques for adding suspense to your story—no matter what genre you write—in this training. (A replay of a live training.)

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 (coming soon!)

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

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Beth and Ezra Barany
Beth and Ezra Barany

The Instructors

This course is offered by us, Beth Barany, certified creativity coach for writers, writing teacher, workshop leader, and novelist; and, Ezra Barany, novelist, teacher, and mentor. We are married, have 2 cats, and met at a fiction writing group over 20 years ago.

Beth: I'm an award-winning, best-selling novelist in YA fantasy, paranormal romance, and science fiction mystery, who has worked with hundreds of authors to help them get their books written, polished, and published to the delight of their readers. I'm passionate about writing, story telling, and guiding you to achieve your dreams. See you in the class!

I'm also the author of books for writers, including Plan Your Novel Like A Pro, co-written with my husband, thriller writer Ezra Barany.

Ezra: I'm the award-winning best-selling author of 4-book The Torah Codes series. As a teacher for over 14 years, my goal is to see your writer's dream realized with the completion of your book. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Together we have taught and helped thousands of writers and look forward to help you too.

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