Grab your journal, a book or some paper and write.
Take a mundane scene:
- two people sitting in a car at traffic lights
- a woman eating alone in a cafe
- young children playing on the swings at the park
- a young man waiting for the bus
Write a paragraph or a page that turns this seemingly mundane scene into nail-biting suspense. What details will add to the picture, giving it reality, authenticity, make the reader get to know the characters. And what might you leave out to add to the suspense.