Monday's Motivation

Increase Your Novel’s Tension (Part 3)

As we’ve discussed how to increase tension, we’ve primarily focused on the external conflicts. But the internal conflict may matter just as much, if not more. We write stories for imperfect people, in an imperfect world. Many readers desire the happily-ever-after. I don’t think this irony should be lost on us. See, our readers engage… Continue reading Increase Your Novel’s Tension (Part 3)

Monday's Motivation

Increase Your Novel’s Tension

This year at ACFW, I met with agents to present my book proposal. During my appointment, theĀ agent wanted to know how my story developed–What roadblocks stood between the two main characters? In light of this, over the next three weeks, we’re discussing tension. How can we develop rising tension in our stories? What makes for… Continue reading Increase Your Novel’s Tension