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Page-Turning Tension: How to Keep Readers in Suspense

  • Yukon Church 11715 Northwest 10th Street Yukon, OK, 73099 United States (map)

Story starting to lag? Keep readers glued to your book with these tension-building tips. Tension allows you to:

  • Introduce change and uncertainty

  • Heighten the stakes

  • Construct surprises and plot twists

  • Show subtext and drama

  • Push the boundaries in dialogue

  • Create character conflict

  • Provide foreshadowing

Bring a laptop, notebook, or what-have-you so you can take notes!

Critique feedback is due for:

  1. Joey

  2. Amanda

We will be discussing our feedback as a group to help Joey and Amanda learn and grow as a writer.

Important: Please go to our Critique page to download the nifty PDF for feedback and bring it with Joey’s and Amanda’s handout. (We now have a Word Doc version!)

Critique handouts are due for:

  • Lorelei Sawtelle

  • Mary Horn

Please go to our Critique page and follow our guidelines. Do not go over the word count!


Lorelei Sawtelle is in charge of snacks this week! Thank you!

To RSVP, simply fill out the box below. To GPS to Yukon Church, see the map at the end.

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