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

Monday's Motivation

Sensing the Right Setting (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed characters, atmosphere, and plot. These should drive the setting of your novel.But there’s perhaps one other more important factor to consider when choosing a setting–that is, you must consider your own preferences. Your characters have to live wherever you place them, but you have the opportunity to choose an ideal world.… Continue reading Sensing the Right Setting (Part 2)