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As the great artist Paul Cézanne once remarked, isolation might temper the strong, but it can also crush the weak.

During my upcoming webinar, we’ll delve into the multifaceted strengths of isolation as a narrative tool,  exploring the two types of isolation and how they interact to amplify suspense.

We’ll discuss how isolation can be used as a plot point, theme, or backstory to explain certain character attributes. You’ll also learn how to use isolation to drive action in your story and consider how it can be used thematically.

By understanding and harnessing isolation and suspense, you can craft narratives that will engross your readers.

You’ll leave the session armed with actionable insights and techniques that you can immediately apply to your own writing, crafting stories that resonate deeply with your readers and leave them eagerly turning the pages.

Just fill out the form below to reserve your virtual seat.

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Isolation: A Tool for Suspense

Want to discover how to effectively use isolation in your stories to intensify emotions, escalate tension, and engage readers?

Crafting stories that readers can’t put down requires more than compelling characters and intricate plots—it demands a deep understanding of suspense and the powerful role of isolation.

Text Description: JANE K CLELAND. Please join me at my FREE online workshop: "Isolation: A Tool for Suspense." October 14, 2023 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Join me at my FREE virtual discussion:

Saturday, October 14th
1 p.m. Eastern Time

Reserve your spot at this FREE virtual workshop. I’ll send you the access details shortly before the event!

Jane K Cleland is the author of the Agatha Award-winning Mastering Plot Twists and Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot, from Writer’s Digest Books, now Penguin Putnam Random House, and the multiple award-winning and IMBA-bestselling Josie Prescott Antiques mysteries, from St. Martin’s Minotaur. Her short fiction has been published by Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

She is also a contributing editor for Writer’s Digest magazine and the chair of the Black Orchid Novella Award sponsored by the Wolfe Pack and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.

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