Friday, April 4, 2008

Don't give too much away ...

You may remember Argento talking about that concept at our bagger on 'The Wire' episode we watched recently. It's an effective way of creating suspense (even mild suspense) ... of compelling someone to read on ... and, ultimately, of writing a story that leaves your reader satisfied.

Here's a great example by Larry Bingham of The Oregonian. As you read it, notice what he ISN'T telling you ... what he holds back ... the key things that he gives you little by little.