Writing Tips and Writerly Musings

Advancing Your Story... Without Traumatizing Your Characters (or Readers)

May 23rd, 2022  •  14 mins 52 secs  •  Download (27.3 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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You know stories need stakes. You know you need to get your readers to care. So? You try to make the stakes big enough and scary enough to drive the story forward. But you don’t HAVE to traumatize characters — or readers — to advance your story.