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The Hitchcock Method: How to Add Suspense to Anything You Write

Morgan Lindsay Nelson, Comic Creator + Teacher

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Introduction & What You'll Learn

    • The Great Alfred Hitchcock

    • The Interview of Gold

    • Surprise Vs. Suspense In Literature: Why It Matters

    • How to Stop Surprising and Start Suspense-ing

    • Your Project & Review

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About This Class

You know those movies and books that are so suspenseful they make you sit on the edge of your seat, completely fraught with anticipation? Those are all created with the same principles that we'll cover in The Hitchcock Method: How to Add Suspense to Anything You Write.

In this 20-minute class you'll learn how to be your own master of suspense. You'll also learn the one pitfall to avoid--the common method that's often so easily confused with suspense--and know how to infuse it all with emotion so it'll be relatable and connect with your readers even more.

(And discover how suspense isn't just limited to thrillers or mysteries!)

Join me, Morgan Lindsay Nelson, and get the clarity and confidence to master this essential writing skill.

Also, be sure to check out my other Skillshare classes -- Pitching for Writers: How to Know, Nail, & Sell Your Story and Write a Fantasy Adventure: Discover Mythology and Create Your Epic Tale

136 of 153 students recommendSee All

Great course. Informative, straightforward, with actionable tips to improve your writing practice. :)
A very nice AND ALSO very OBJECTIVE Class. This class just made my day! :)
Very informative. We see the suspense in movies play out on screen but, having Morgan break the formula down has given me something to work with. Thank you.





Morgan Lindsay Nelson

Comic Creator + Teacher

Morgan Lindsay Nelson is a comic creator + teacher.

Her love of teaching began back as a teacher's assistant at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and has grown to help others learn new skills in some of her favorite creative topics: writing, art, graphic design, and comic creation.

Morgan and her work has been featured on such sites as HelloGiggles, StyleCaster, Design for Mankind, and Skillshare.

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