Wow, this was hard. So many cool story snippets to choose from. Many were artistic, displaying style and serious vocab chops. Most did indeed create suspense using Mystery as a tool. Having poured over the entries for Suspense Technique #1: Mystery, I did at last decide on a victor. And the winner is: Aravis! For this suspenseful entry:
Aravis just email me your snail mail address, and I'll send you a signed copy of The Door Within Lost Chapters Edition. Oh, and let me know for whom I should sign it.
So many good entries…I want to recognize a few more just for unique features (no slight if I don't mention someone.)
Everlasting Scribe for the Best One-Liner "…noxious humans."
Eve for the Most Subtle suspense: the flight goggles and the disapproving father.
Gwenn for the best inner tension: What did Annek do? And what will happen when Maddie finds out?
Margaret for the "You piqued my interest award." Love the folksy feel to the characters, and I think you underplayed your hand a little. I think the library is going to be very interesting.
Josh for the "Oh, mannnn....someone is in a bad place award." Who is this sadistic "Mr. 9?" And what's going to happen to poor Cary?
If you're new to Enter The Door Within, definitely take some time and check out these entries! One of these folks could be on the bestseller list someday.