Thrilled to have a chance to share some insights on writing and interrogation – keep reading. It’ll all make sense.
A long time ago I was taught an excellent lesson: Surround yourself with smart people and listen.
My Wednesday guest blogger is such a person. We met a few years ago when I was a stumbling bumbling writer. In that time I have listened and I have learned.
I am really happy that she found the time to be a guest on my blog.
Molly, take it way…..
Thumbscrews: How and When to Ratchet up the Tension in Stories
by M. K. Martin
How many times have you gotten feedback along these lines: “I liked it, but it needed more tension.”?
Yeah, we all have.
So what do you do? Add some gunfights, maybe a car-chase or a natural disaster. When in doubt, call in the ninjas…
….ah, not that one. She’s busy writing.
But here’s the thing – you don’t always need tension in every scene. At least, not…
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