Friday, April 25, 2014
Another unique aspect of the story is that it occurs in real time, with no elongated breaks or vague and nondescript time lapses. I am hoping that this keeps the suspense at an ever increasing heightened level. I am not looking for cheap shock value or quick, fleeting frights, instead, a gradual slow burn that ignites a consistent and effective expanding level of anxiety for the reader. Even when there are moments of rest, I want the reader to be proverbially "looking over their shoulder," anticipating if and when the next jeopardy will occur.