Our story by tension



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Description: In novels tension keeps readers turning pages. Up the tension to maintain reader interest. Read how to create tension in a story.

Tension is a key element for your novel that keeps your reader turning pages. How do you create that suspense and sustain it across the length of an entire book? Here are eight tips that explain how to create tension in a story:

Your readers need to care what happens to your characters, and in order to make your readers care, you need to first engage them. Many writers feel that they need to write characters who are likable. and this is certainly the best way to guarantee reader identification. However, if for some reason you need to have a viewpoint character who is not likable, you can still make the reader care about that character by making the character interesting and engaging in some way.

For example, think about some of the best villains you have encountered in fiction and film; you may not like those characters, but you are interested in what they are going to do next. Think about what keeps you interested in those characters, and use those techniques in your own writing. To create detailed character sketches, use the ‘character’ section of the Now Novel ideas finder.





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