Maintaining Narrative Tension

A portrait of JP Pomare
08 March 2020 - 10:00 to 4:00 PM
JP Pomare
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It doesn’t matter where you are at whether this is your first step toward publishing a novel or you’ve been wrangling a troublesome manuscript for a decade, we will look closely at all the elements of fiction and how they work together to create a compelling and suspenseful narrative with contemporary examples and writing exercises.

You will learn: 

  • how to use tension and suspense to grip readers from beginning to end
  • Different narrative structures and how to choose a structure that works best for your story
  • How to use atmospheric settings to drive the narrative forward
  • Developing and reworking drafts
  • How to write intriguing characters
  • Using secrets and lies to create intriguing and complex characters
  • Finding and developing a killer twist in your story

About JP Pomare

JP Pomare is the bestselling author of thrillers Call Me Evie and In The Clearing. He has received and been short listed for a number of prizes including the KYD Unpublished Manuscript Prize, Ellen Kemp Memorial Prize, Sheila Malady Prize, and The Kingi Mckinnon ScholarshipHis work has appeared in numerous journals and publications including Kill Your Darlings, Mascara Literary Review, The New Zealand Listener, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin and TakaheHe also hosts and produces the podcast On Writing.

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