Without tension, life will be a breeze. It could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how much stress you need to be excited with life. With novels and other fictional work, though, tension is the lifeblood. Without it, your story can end up downright sleepy.
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Conflict keeps the world a-spinning. If we didn’t get enough of this challenge in our lives, we always ended up bringing some in. Either we live in a story or we derive it vicariously, immersing ourselves in books, games or some other form of media.
Apart from storytelling and abstraction, there are two other fiction elements that seem to regularly creep their way into feature writing. Like the two we discussed before them, they add tremendous value to your reader’s experience (just like a good copy editing software does, but in a different way), turning an erstwhile drab blob of text into an engaging piece.