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How Keeping Secrets Creates Suspense and Amplifies Tension by Jeffe Kennedy

Not something you’ve thought about before? Secrets – both those kept by characters from each other and kept by the author from the reader – are terrific tools for increasing tension in a story. In a nutshell, all kinds of suspense in a story – including sexual tension, but other kinds, too – arise from …
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Writing Novellas Helps You Hone Tighter Writing Skills by Catherine Chant

Crafting a novella is a great way to learn to write tighter, which helps with novels as well, but is very important with writing a novella. Due to the novella’s shorter length, the story needs to move quickly. You don’t have time for long car journeys and heavy introspection. Economy of words has never been …