Friday, 29 February 2008

What makes a novel a page-turner?

Great characters
Great plot
and...
Narrative tension.

If you don't know what it is or you need reminding check out this article:

http://ezinearticles.com/?Creating-Narrative-Tension-in-a-Novel&id=88160

And if you haven't discovered the Fiction Factor website yet there are some great articles on writing a novel here:

http://www.fictionfactor.com/novel.html

I particularly like this one on "Tips for Adding Tension to your Fiction"

http://www.fictionfactor.com/guests/tension.html

3 comments:

Sarah Dunnakey said...

Thanks for those Cally they're really useful. I think need to crank up the narrative tension in my novel - at the moment I am in danger of giving away too much too soon and it all falling flat - so I will be taking note!

HelenMH said...

The Fiction Factor site looks great - will definitely visit again. Thanks.

KAREN said...

Great tips!