All right. You’ve read my post before on tension but I’m not sure I can stress it enough.
Tension is key!!
TENSION! TENSION! TENSION!
I’ve been doing some reading lately, amid deadline fever, and found the tension to be on this low side.
The stories were good. Well written. Great characters. But at some point, I found myself skipping pages because I just couldn’t wonder around inside their heads my more.
Here’s the deal. This is just the truth. Tension talks.
The more your characters dialog, the more likely they are to say things that make one another mad, or reveal a secret, perhaps say something embarrassing or something controversial and an argument starts.
Dialog is the gas pedal for tension.Read the Rest