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Three-Dimensional Writing by Karen S. Wiesner

Applied to writing, the word three-dimensional is easy to define as solid, realistic, rounded, and lifelike, even living. The hard part for authors comes in translating these concepts into the craft of writing. Most writers know what is not three-dimensional writing. Simple words and phrases convey what’s lacking: flat, cardboard, paper doll, archetypal, convenient to …
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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 …