By: James R. Tucker
Conflict, its resolution, and the build up to that. Sometimes your story is about the tension between characters, sometimes it is the tension between a
Tension occurs when you inform the reader that something is going to change, to be revealed, or even be destroyed. As the author you set a ticking time clock on the story and that knowledge will keep your reader turning pages.
You need more tension.
Even if you aren't writing a thriller or an action book you need tension. All genres do. Now if you are lucky enough to be working in a genre that allows it (thriller, crime, horror, urban fantasy, and
But how do you set a clock ticking on a quieter book?
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