Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-make-your-writing-suspenseful-victoria-smith What makes a good horror story? Hideous monsters and fountains of blood might seem like a good place to start, but as horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote, “The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.” Writers harness that fear not by revealing horrors, but by leaving the audience hanging in a state of suspense. Victoria Smith gives some tips for adding suspense to your writing. Lesson by Victoria Smith, directed by Silvia Prietov. Thank you so much to our patrons for your support! Without you this video would not be possible. Carlos Castillo, Sage Curie, Ana Maria, Vignan Velivela, Ibel Wong, Ahmad Hyari, A Hundred Years, Eden Sher, Rikke Borgaard, IamJo , Travis Wehrman, Minh Tran, Louisa Lee, Kiara Taylor, KFerg, Hoang Viet, Nathan A. Wright, Joren Schiks, Аркадий Скайуокер, Milad Mostafavi.