Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christina Freeburn - Why Mystery/Suspense?

I was always drawn to mysteries and suspense books growing up and even now those are what I prefer to read along with romance. For me, there's something intriguing and humbling about those that willingly serve others even if costs them. I like to explore these types of personalities and figure out where -- if there is -- a line they will draw for themselves. With so much heartache and heartbreak in the world, I wanted to create stories where the wrongs are righted and suspense allows me to do that. I feel drawn to show characters struggling to overcome and fight against the world and the people set to destroy them. There is a hope and a promise for everyone and suspense allows me to show people reaching that place in life after going through their dark times.

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Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I write epic fantasy and romance but I too like to read mystery/suspense. Not only is it interesting, but I hope I learn something about including suspense and building tension in my novels.

Christina Freeburn said...

I enjoy the incredible world-building in fantasy novels. Since I like to 'create' my own towns, it helps me get a feel of how much details are needed to make a place come to life.

One of my favorite how-to books is Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell.