how to create tension and conlict, how to add surprises (some of them might even surprise you!)
Anytime I read a story, I see it played out as a movie in my mind. Therefore, a writer is an artist who is painting a picture inside the reader’s head. How many details are enough to paint a perfect picture?
An author can use flashbacks to bring more depth, suspense and excitement to a story. This article talks about what flashbacks are and how to write them.
Another tool used by the writer to add suspense, dread or excitement to the story is foreshadowing. What is foreshadowing and how does one use it successfully?
Make Your Readers Feel at Home in Your Story
You don't want your story to read like a tourism book or an atlas, so how do you make the reader feel like a part of the action and surroundings?
Point of View
Your story's plot is full of action, the characters are outstanding, and the locale is mysterious and exciting. How do you decide which point of view to write it in??
The Art of Teleportation
When you read, the words should magically teleport you to another land, time, or universe filled with other people, animals, or creatures. You lose yourself in a fantasy world and live vicariously through someone, maybe even something, else.
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The Law of Unintended Consequences brings conflict, tension, and surprises to your story. A character does something and intends for it to have a certain outcome. Maybe it accomplishes what was planned, maybe not, but other unplanned events happen because of that one decision.
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