Thursday, January 01, 2015

Lack of Tension

Tension creates an atmosphere that anything can happen or something is about to happen. Without it, a novel can have trouble engaging a reader. Here are some articles on creating and raising the tensions in your scenes.

A sampling of articles on raising tension

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  1. It's 2022 and Janice, your blog is still blessing me. It's my recommendation new writers who come to me. Thanks for putting in the work.

  2. Its now 2023 and this blog is just amazing. I've learnt so much and keep it open all the time as I edit. Its the best writing tool box on the net - and i've read many! Thank you.

    1. Thanks so much! I'm glad you're enjoying it.