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In Creating suspense in your writing John Lutz explains the most important ways to create suspense First getting the reader to identify with your character Next having a time limit Finally creating an atmosphere that fits into the passage of the book In Anne Rices The Queen of the Damned she uses the techniques illustrated by John Lutz to write a very captivating book First getting the reader to identify with the character In all writing this is a very important thing One way to do this is by giving the reader more than just a description of the hero and his surroundings The writer wants the reader think Yes I understand or Ive been to one of those That way the reader will learn something about the leader and his situation and on a certain level will feel what the main character feels Lutz In The Queen of the Damned the main character is Lestat de Lioncourt a very handsome aristocratic vampire that has been given the Dark Trick in France in the 18th century If the reader has read Rices previous book The Vampire Lestat he or she will already be accustomed to the way this vampire acts and thinks If not heshe will get accustomed to it quickly because Lestat is very handsome hes smart hes very powerful and he doesnt always go by the rules He also needs to be in the centre of attention Im the vampire Lestat The vampire that became a super rock star the one who wrote an auto biography The one with the blond hair and the gray eyes and the insatiable desire for visibility and fame Rice 1 Although hes a vampire hes also got feelings and emotions Why did you bring me here I asked her Its so painful to see this as painful as everything else Rice 257 Next having a time limit in the story Then the reader
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