HOW TO WRITE WITH PAGE-TURNING TENSION
Tension in novels, stories, and even memoirs is like the connective tissue that allows muscles to attach to bones, and thus flex their might. It’s the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing, and characters on their toes. When it’s present, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. In this workshop, writers will learn four key elements of page-turning tension, essential of creating plot tension, how to balance scene elements for maximum tension, and more.
Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the novels Women in Red and Forged in Grace and six books on the craft of writing: How to Write a Page-Turner, the bestselling Make a Scene, Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, Writing Deep Scenes and Write Free. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The Atlantic, The New York Times, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest Magazine, The Washington Post and many more. She is also a freelance editor and journalist. Visit http://www.jordanrosenfeld.net.