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The Power of Description with Kerri-Leigh Grady

Think back to high school—I know, it’s a painful journey, but I promise we won’t stay long—and the books we were assigned to read, discuss, and evaluate. Think about the classics of American literature, from Nathaniel Hawthorne to Aldous Huxley. Think back to the experience of reading those stories, especially compared to the popular fiction …
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Make Them Sweat: How to Build Tension into Your Manuscript Through Language by Dina von Lowenkraft

Applying the nuances that create Language Tension may be easier after your first draft, once the story has played itself out. The plot, the character arc, the theme of your writing – everything in your story is expressed through language. My previous articles on Ground Level Tension (how to create tension in setting) and Action Tension …