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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– tension brings that element home to the reader. It’s what makes readers turn pages. The beauty of writing fiction is that the real world offers up a stunning array of threats all […]

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