controlling the flow of information.
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genre–lizard-brain writing is just one way to create it, though.
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put your characters in opposition to nature; ... Irony-which, remember, is not the
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it is to use more short sentences, especially around her getting kidnapped.
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the tension, and thus the reader's emotional engagement with the writing, by use
May 20, 2014 ... Tension is the most immediate form of reader engagement and one of the most
visceral. But how do you create tension? How do you build it once you have it? ...
great writing and a true emotional engagement from the reader. ... in chapter one
and then expect the reader to remain tense all the way to ...