We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
Obviously neither 'American Idol' nor 'Dancing With the Stars' is a variety show in the classic sense, but the way they incorporate elements of drama, comedy and suspense is moderately ingenious.
This suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.
Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.
I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre.
When the reader and one narrator know something the other narrator does not, the opportunities for suspense and plot development and the shifting of reader sympathies get really interesting.
Suspense is torture ... but delightful--or there'd be no gambling in the world.
There is no suspense in inevitability.
For success, the author must make the reader care about the destiny of the principals, and sustain this anxiety, or suspense, for about 100,000 words.
Be the hero of your own story.
I like being scared every now and then, I like the suspense and the thrills. Nothing like taking a girlfriend to a movie and holding her hand while she jumps.
It is a miserable thing to live in suspense; it is the life of the spider.
The suspense of a novel is not only in the reader, but in the novelist, who is intensely curious about what will happen to the hero.
The audience wants to be attracted not by the critics, but by a great story. You must deliver to the audience emotion - and when I say emotion, I mean suspense, drama, love.
The suspense is terrible. I hope it'll last.
Suspense is worse than disappointment.
I think one of the appeals of suspense is to safely explore our innermost fears.
You are the Hero of your own Story.
That's the magic of filmmaking, to draw the audience into an exotic world and keep them there and keep the suspense.
Suspense is very important. Even though this is humor and they're short stories, that theory of building suspense is still there.
I like to compare the holiday season with the way a child listens to a favorite story. The pleasure is in the familiar way the story begins, the anticipation of familiar turns it takes, the familiar moments of suspense, and the familiar climax and ending.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
Ideally, I like to integrate the human issues into the suspense story itself.
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