When I read something inspiring, I like to jot them down. The jottings end up in little notepads here and there. I think it’s a good idea to record them here so they don’t go missing. Here’s something from Tom Clancy. If I remember correctly, I got this information from the January 2001 issue of Writers Digest.
Suspense is achieved by information control. What you know, what the readers know, what the characters know : balance these properly and you get suspense.
Keep at it. The one talent indispensable to a writer is persistence. You must write the book, else there is no book. It will not finish itself. Do not try to commit art. Just tell the damned story. If it is entertaining, people will read it, and the objective of writing is to be read.