point of view
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Point of View

Fiction is usually written in first or third person point of view. First person point of view “I tasted blood.”…

affective writing
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Affective Writing

That’s right. Affective, not effective, writing. This article is about how words make readers feel certain emotions. Sneak these words…

suspense
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Suspense

Suspense = uncertainty of outcome to conflicts Swing the pendulum between hope and fear. Tension comes from uncertainty of outcomes….

conflict
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Conflict

Conflict = Desire / Need + Obstacle Conflict = Fear VS Desire A strong conflict makes the reader feel real…

foreshadow
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Foreshadowing

Why should you foreshadow Not only does it create suspense and curiosity, it also allows the reader to participate in…

pace
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Pace

The pace should quicken when there is action and suspense, and slow down when there are moments of calm. Controlling…