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How to write a page turner : craft a story your readers can't put down

Author: Jordan E Rosenfeld
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Witer's Digest Books, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jordan E Rosenfeld
ISBN: 9781440354342 1440354340
OCLC Number: 1048445593
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part one: Essential tension elements --
Part two: Tension with characters --
Part three: Plot tension --
Part four: Tension in exposition.
Other Titles: Craft a story your readers can't put down
Responsibility: Jordan Rosenfeld.

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Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you've got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it's missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Learning the craft of writing can sometimes feel like a paint by numbers approach--connect compelling character A to plot event B. To avoid writing that's formulaic, predictable, and slow, How to Write a Page Turner will help you sew the threads of tension tight for an unforgettable story. You'll learn how to: --Recognize the essential tension elements of danger, conflict, uncertainty, and withholding, and add them to your fiction; --Create levels of tension in your characters through flaws, dialogue, power struggles, and more; --Build tension at energetic markers throughout the plot; --Use intimate imagery, strong sentences, and well-chosen words to build tension in exposition. While this book walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, it also delves deeper, analyzing exceptional examples from contemporary fiction's most gripping page-turners. So as you dive into the inner conflicts of a character's deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, you'll also discover how to craft a story your readers can't put down!

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