Jordan Rosenfeld How to Write a Page Turner: Mastering Tension on Every Page $129 including book
Book: How to Write a Page Turner
Tension in novels, stories, and even memoirs is like the connective tissue that allows muscles to attach to bones, and thus flex their might. It’s the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing, and characters on their toes. When it’s present, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it’s missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, characters meander.
Just learning the basic building blocks of story craft is not enough to write a page-turning story; you need to master the art of tension on every page and within every element of the story. From the inner conflicts of a character’s deepest psyche, to the mechanics of how you reveal information to the reader, creating tension is critical to crafting a story your readers can’t put down!
In this workshop, Jordan Rosenfeld—author of How to Write a Page-Turner (Writer’s Digest Books, 2019) and five other books on writing craft—you will learn:
- Four key elements of page-turning tension
- Strategies for building character tension
- Essentials of creating plot tension
- How to balance scene elements for maximum tension
- How to build powerful images that layer in subconscious tension
Who this session is for
- Novel writers of all genres
- Short story writers
- Memoir writers who want to learn fictional techniques
- Beginning to intermediate writers
You’ll walk away from this masterclass with practical techniques to elevate your writing.
Bio: Jordan Rosenfeld is author of the novels Women in Red and Forged in Grace and six books on the craft of writing, most recently How to Write a Page-Turner, the bestselling Make a Scene, Writing the Intimate Character, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, Writing Deep Scenes and Write Free. Her freelance articles and essays have been published in hundreds of publications, including: The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Rumpus, Salon, Scientific American, Writer’s Digest, The Washington Post and many more. She is also a freelance manuscript editor and ghostwriter.