John Briggs brings his wonderful insight into writing tension in a story.
by John Briggs
One simple idea can give your story much-needed tension.
One phrase — one sentence, really — can help most authors make their stories more tense, more dramatic, more gripping.
“If your characters ever meet you, they should punch you in the face.”
I don’t know who said it, but that may be the best piece of writing advice I’ve ever read. Unfortunately, most authors don’t seem to follow it.
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