You’ve had the rejection letters and feedback: ‘Not a lot happens; Doesn’t grip me enough; Not surprising or exciting enough to hold attention in a very competitive market; Not enough happens to sufficiently engage young readers against everything else competing for their attention; Too slow; Not keeping me turning the pages; Good opening, but then everything goes slack …
But YOU know that your story takes your character on a life-changing journey, full of meaning.
- Dramatic tension: What is it? What various forms can it take? How do you create it?
- Core themes and plots that bring tension to a novel
- Specific writing techniques
- Things that undermine holding tension successfully in plotting and writing
- Elements of a novel that constitute action
Join Beverley and Bella for a workshop exploring the nature of action and dramatic tension, on finding it in your own story and bringing it effectively to the surface.