March 22, 2019
11 AM PDT | 12 PM MDT | 1 PM CDT | 2 PM EDT
Tension in novels and memoirs is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. When you’ve got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it’s missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, characters meander, and readers report they’re bored. For the memoir writer, learning how to construct your story with the maximum tension can be challenging. In this webinar, author and editor Jordan Rosenfeld will demystify the essentials of tension so you can write a page-turning memoir.
Listeners will learn:
- The key elements of tension
- How to work with character flaws to create inner tension
- How to insure you’ve got a tense inciting incident
- Ways to balance scene elements for maximum tension
- Simple ways to create sentences that sing
- How to build powerful images
Author Jordan Rosenfeld is author of five books on the craft and creativity of writing, including the bestselling Make a Scene, the forthcoming How to Write a Page Turner and three novels, including Women in Red. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications including: The Atlantic, Mental Floss, The New York Times, The Rumpus, Salon, Scientific American, the Washington Post and many more. Find her at: jordanrosenfeld.net and @JordanRosenfeld on twitter.
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