A sampling of articles on adding or raising the stakes
- What's at Stake? How Do You Make Readers Care About Your Story?
- So What? Making Readers Care
- Up the Stakes by Narrowing the Focus
- Decisions, Decisions: Character Choices That Matter
- The One-Two Punch: Creating Conflict and Raising the Stakes
- Three Questions to Get to the Heart of Your Story
- Revising to Raise the Stakes
- Raising the Stakes: Revising to Keep Readers Reading
- Fundamental Check: Do Your Scenes Have What They Need?
- Pile On: Combing Scenes for Dramatic Punch
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