crimsondawnandfadedbloom Apr 26, 2010
I write suspense, and I think that it is all about pacing. You have to titrate information out a little at a time to keep the reader reading. I also shorten paragraphs during a suspenseful moment to speed up the reader (which is conducive to suspense). I think that suspense trumps gore every time as keeping someone on the "edge of their seat" is true fear. It is fear for the protagonist (whom they identify with).