Author Archives: Judy Bodmer

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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (part 7 of 7)

Give your character a consuming task.

 
 
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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part 6)

Give a hint that trouble is brewing.

 
 
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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part 5)

Make your protagonist her own enemy.

 
 
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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part Four)

Turn the environment against your characters.

 
 
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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part Three)

There’s nothing like putting people into conflict.

 
 
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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 …

 
 
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Increase the Tension in Your Writing (Part One)

Pose a question that demands an answer.

 
 
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Advice for Writers

Do this and improve your chances to get published.

 
 
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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 …