6 Writing tips from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window

  1. Pile on the doubt. Did he really see a crime or not?
  2. When in doubt, cast doubt. No only do the neighbors doubt, but now the character doubts himself.
  3. A can of traits. Every minor character has unique traits that stand out.
  4. Be sure to add all five senses. Hear the music, smell the brandy, see the storm clouds coming in.
  5. Tension and romance.
  6. Location – location – location!

I love Rear Window, it’s one of my favorites. What would you do in L. B. Jefferies position? It reminds me of the book I recently read titled The Woman In The Window. Same principal. Great read!