Monday's Motivation

Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Last week, we spent the morning finding a healthy balance between accepting criticism and withstanding it. Before we continue into this week, if you haven’t checked out part 1 of this series, visit the page here. It is so important that we as writers accept criticism from the right sources and know when to listen.… Continue reading Finding Confidence When Fear is Real: A Writing Journey (Part 2)

Monday's Motivation

Increase Your Novel’s Tension (Part 2)

Last week, we discussed the basic development of tension in our novels. Today, we’re diving deeper. What strengthens the existent tension? I think the answer is really two-fold. 1.) The cost. Great novels force readers to invest. Have you ever heard someone say make your characters likable? They’re saying that to help increase your tension. When a… Continue reading Increase Your Novel’s Tension (Part 2)