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Writing suspense

How to create tension in a story: 8 simple steps

Understanding how to create tension in a story is key to writing a gripping, ‘I’ll just read one more page before bed’ read. Here are eight steps to ensure your story has effective narrative tension. Watch the brief video below, then read the article:

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6 story conflicts possible in your book

Conflict is at the heart of all stories. These are six of the story conflicts possible in your book: