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Tag Archives: tension
Conflict in Romance
Romance. Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy gets girl back. Whether comedy or drama, whether he’s getting her or she’s getting him, that’s the basic format, but not all three components have to be involved in the novel. Boy … Continue reading
Posted in write tips, Writing, Writing How-To Books, Writing Tips Tagged conflict, genre, romance writing, tension 2 Comments
He’s Such a Jerk!
I wrote a post once–wish I could find it now, dadburnit–in which I discussed fake conflict. I had just read a romance novel where the heroine was being a jerk for no apparent reason. Angry with everyone–even though she’d just … Continue reading
Posted in Writing, Writing Tips Tagged Characterization, Christian romance, conflict, romance novels, tension, writing novels, writing romance 12 Comments
Steven James: Tension by the Scene
Baker/Revell sent The Queen to me not long ago, and I’m thrilled to get it. I’ve never read Steven James, but I can tell you now–even only 1/5 into the book–I’ll read his work again. The man knows what he’s … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tips Tagged Steven James, tension, The Queen, Writing Tips 5 Comments
POW! CRASH! BOOM!
Remember the old Batman series? When the action intensified, the screen would fill with jagged speech bubbles holding sound effects typed in bold, vivid letters, with black, commanding explanation points. POW! The bubbles always popped on the screen to the … Continue reading
Posted in Writing Tips Tagged action, POV, tension, writing rules, Writing Tips 14 Comments