I’ve complied a few tips and tricks to help fellow writers incorporate tension into their stories. In an ideal world, tension would flow from every corner of the narrative—everything from character interactions to the main plot. Tension is what keeps a reader invested, so obviously we’ve got to have it!
I love good dialogue! Comic books, movies, books—engaging conversation is one of the best ways to get to know the characters. Which is why, as a writer, I strive to avoid stale dialogue as much as possible.
I think characters are the most important elements of a story, and crafting believable development can be tricky.