This entire section is one paragraph. In the paragraph Hills describes three different types of suspense that he intends to discuss in the next three sections.
While Hills has a preference as to which type of suspense is best, it should be noted that they’re not mutually exclusive. In novel-length works it’s possible to use all three types over and over again, in layers, in parallel and in combination, to drive reader interest and promote a full and satisfying experience.
So again we return to a central point: it doesn’t matter whether you’re writing literary works or mainstream fiction. Learning how to control the storytelling process empowers you as a writer.
Did you know that suspense comes in different flavors? Me either.
Next up: Mystery and Curiosity.
— Mark Barrett