Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part Two)


“I couldn’t finish this novel,” the reviewer said. The story had grown boring. All the author’s work had ended in this nightmare. Keep this from happening to you. Make the story personal. In a mystery, make the victim someone the detective cares about: mother, father, or even her child. Then have the murderer go after […]

The Voice Within

Six Secrets to Developing Your Unique Writing Voice Mrs. Joe was a very clean housekeeper, but had an exquisite art of making her cleanliness more uncomfortable and unacceptable than dirt itself. —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations In the late summer of that year we lived in a house in a village that looked across the river […]