The T-1000 shapeshifts, is mostly invulnerable, and disguises itself as a police officer.
If your villain can't hold their own, the story will get boring.
Once you have a good thing going, don't ruin it just for a twist.
The Addamses were designed for comedy, but they can still be in a tense show.
A little tension, as a treat.
That's a fine cup of coffee.
Three urban fantasies with rich worlds enter the arena.
Create excitement on your own terms.
This common model for stories can be helpful, but it can also hold writers back.
Three books go head to head in a high fantasy battle royale!
When good conflicts turn bad.
The story is tense, but could it be... *more* tense?
A lesson in what tension isn't.
It's an urban fantasy showdown!
When we say conflict, we do not necessarily mean physical violence.
Without tension, readers get bored fast.
Sometimes you can just tell that the story you’re reading has come to a screeching halt.
It’s challenging to maintain reader interest across multiple books.
Conflict and intensity in a story must be timed to avoid both boredom and exhaustion.
Tension drives the story, and conflict brings tension to life.