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How to Create Tension in Your Story

It has often been said that what a writer needs to do is put their main character in a tree and throw rocks at him. Obstacles create conflict. They make it hard for the main character to reach their goal. Sometimes writers like their characters so much they don’t want anything bad to happen to them. But as authors we can’t let an emotional attachment keep our characters from being pushed to the breaking point. Happy people equal a dull story. The…