Excellent observations for tension. I bet I could find some ways to interject these examples into a fantasy for solid effect. My mind is already working on an upcoming plot point where all is not what it seems but the situation places the lead characters in a bad light. Read more about C. S. Boyack’s take on tension over at Story Empire.
Happy October everyone. Craig here again, and I’m on record more than once saying that tension sells stories. We try to use whatever we can to get some tense moments into our tales.
The world is changing, and it’s moving so fast that many of us are struggling to catch up. This is a golden opportunity for authors. It seems many of us are completely glossing over those lessons our grandmothers taught us. Either that, or grandmothers have changed too.
Think about classic advice like: Think before you speak; If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is; and If all your friends were jumping off a bridge, would you jump along with them?
We live in an internet society now, and some of that is causing us problems. We all have a platform that allows us to say whatever crosses our minds. Slip on the ice, put…
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