Jane Cleland’s New Book! – Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot

Mastering Suspense, Structure & Plot cover art - Jane K. ClelandHi everyone,

Be sure to stop by Amazon to check out Jane Cleland’s new book, Mastering Suspense, Structure, and PlotI wish I read this back in January when I was trying to plot my thesis project. Regardless of the type of writing you do, adding some suspense is a great way to keep readers engaged. Jane does a great job explaining suspense in the opening section of her book, which you can read with the “Look inside” feature on Amazon. I encourage everyone to take a peek!


Happy writing!



About justinyodonnell

Justin O'Donnell is a marketing professional and fiction writer who holds bachelors' degrees in English and history. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Professional and Creative Writing from Western Connecticut State University. When Justin isn't working on his novel, he enjoys writing on a wide variety of topics, including religion, fitness, and politics.
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4 Responses to Jane Cleland’s New Book! – Mastering Suspense, Structure, and Plot

  1. brclements says:

    Congratulations, Jane!

  2. brianthiem says:

    Thanks for sharing this, Justin. I knew Jane was working on this project, but didn’t know it was out until I saw an email from her this morning. I just ordered it through Amazon in paperback so I can mark it up and flip back and forth through it easier than I can in Kindle format. Besides, It will be a nice addition to the many other Writing Craft books that are slowly spreading to a second shelf on my bookshelf.

  3. janecleland says:

    Thank you! I was pleased to be able to include some of Justin O’Donnell’s excellent work as an example in the book!

  4. brianthiem says:

    I just finished Jane’s superb book. It is MUST reading for fiction writers, whether you’re just starting out or have a few books under your belt. Jane’s voice shines through in the pages—I can picture her standing in the front of the room during a workshop saying the same words, or see the same words in one of her many emails to me as she critiqued my work in years past.

    I must admit it was especially cool to see she used my first two novels as an example of how to use subplots in a series, including me with some of the great series authors such as Robert Parker (Spenser), John MacDonald (Travis McGee), Suzanne Collins (Hunger Games), and her own Josie Prescott mysteries.

    Her book has found a spot on my Writing Craft bookshelf alongside my desk.

    Brian Thiem

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