Weekly Workout (First in our New Home – Huzzah) – Creating Suspense

 (artwork by Gizem Vural) I didn’t think I had a weekly workout this week because I have so many book launch things going on (yay), but then a friend of mine asked if I had an exercise she could use for middle school students that involved CREATING SUSPENSE. I realized I hadn’t done much work on suspense, with middle school or adult students, so I decided to include the exercise I came up with here. Yes, this is geared towards 7th graders, but I think the lesson works for adult-types, too. suspense is all about tension and about what you do know vs. what you don’t know Suppose a girl wrote a hideously embarrassing love note to a boy, with no intention of ever giving it to him. But her best friend, thinking she’s being super helpful, sticks...