Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Quick tip for fiction writers: threat and more threat

Fiction is action, conflict, threat, repercussions from conflict, and more threat. Since fiction is based on threat–something bad might happen to the protagonist and other characters– the tension this causes keeps your stories sizzling, makes that element real. Along with suspense, it makes readers turn pages. The beauty of writing fiction is that the real […]

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