Bring the reader closer to the action with detailed description. And closer to the character by sharing their thoughts!

Objective: Understand how writers increase suspense by bringing us closer to the scene (through thought shots and description).

For a little background check our slide overview  or even our little dramatizing demonstration.

Thought shots and Suspense in Paper Towns (JF): John Green uses thought shots to increase the suspense in the prologue of Paper Towns when the two kids discover a body. How do things Quentin thinks and feels make the scene feel more suspenseful?

Zoom In Description & Suspense in Paper Towns (JF): John Green uses zoom in descriptions to increase the suspense in the prologue of Paper Towns when the two kids discover a body. How do the zoom in descriptions make the scene feel more suspenseful?

Play-by-Play in Paper Towns (JF): John Green uses play by play descriptions to increase the suspense in the prologue of Paper Towns when the two kids discover a body. How does breaking the action down play-by-play make the scene feel more suspenseful?

 

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