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How to Create Tension in Your Stories


Is that what your novel lacks? You know…the nervous, edgy feeling that keeps readers flipping pages to see what happens next?

Then you won’t want to miss Fremont Area Writers’ next speaker on March 22. She’s Nancy Curteman, author of four mystery novels set in exotic locales such as Australia and South Africa.

She’ll explain what tension is and how crisis and conflict can be used to create it. Her interactive presentation will give writers a chance to share
their own techniques for building tension.

You can find more of Nancy’s tips on writing on her Global Mysteries blog at Her website is at

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  • Penelope Anne C.

    Lots of good information presented.

    March 22, 2014

  • Carol

    Nancy gave a very informative and easy to follow presentation on how to create tension in our stories. Now I have great ideas to add more tension to my stories.

    March 22, 2014

  • Carol

    Meeting Room is on the first floor in Room 120. Plan to arrive a few minutes ahead of time to allow for sign in at the front door of DeVry.

    March 4, 2014

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