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In the context of plot structure, what is the role of the climax?
How can an author create suspense in their story?
Why is it important to use foreshadowing, flashbacks and non-linear structures sparingly in a story?
You’ve written a short story, but you feel like it’s lacking excitement. What could be a useful technique to engage your readers more?
Consider the following excerpt: “As she turned the corner, she could see the abandoned house at the end of the street. Its windows were broken and the paint was peeling off. A chill ran down her spine as she walked towards it. Little did she know, this house held the answers to all her questions.”
What narrative technique is primarily being used in this passage?
If a reader reports feeling lost while reading your narrative because the events seem disconnected, what change might improve your story?
Read the following passage: “Tom never could stay put. He was like a river, constantly moving and carving a path through life. And yet, he wondered if there might come a day when he, like a river meeting the sea, might finally find his place and be at peace.”
What technique is mainly used in this passage?
Consider the following excerpt: “The smell of her grandmother’s kitchen flooded Sarah’s senses. The fresh bread baking in the oven, the sweet scent of apple pie cooling on the counter. For a moment, she was a child again, sneaking a taste of the pie before dinner.” What technique is primarily being used in this passage?