Self-Critique: Narrative Tension

Saul Bottcher,—Posted 13 August 2013

This article is part of an ongoing series on how to self-critique your manuscript. It contains a list of questions to help you improve narrative tension in your manuscript. For a definition of narrative tension, see our article Basics of Writing: Narrative Tension.

Setup and Anticipation


Reader’s Investment

Developing and Sustaining Tension


Genuine Stakes

Relation to Other Elements

Author’s Goals

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