What Is The Purpose Of Creating Tension In A Story

One of the most important aspects of writing a story is creating tension.

Tension helps to maintain engagement for the readers as well as makes them want to know what happens next!

But what is the purpose of tension in a story?

What are its benefits? 

In this blog post, we will discuss the purpose of tension and how it can help your story reach its full potential.

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Prologue Vs. Intro: What Is The Difference?

Prologue vs Introduction: what is the difference?

When you are writing a story, it is important to know the difference between a prologue and an introduction.

A prologue is often used to set the scene or provide a backstory, while an introduction typically introduces the characters and plot.

In this blog post, we will discuss the differences between these two types of opening paragraphs, as well as when it is appropriate to use each one.

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How Many Pages Is 20000 Words In A Book?

“How many pages are 20000 words in a book?” It’s one of the questions we get to hear all the time.

The number of words of course affects the length of the book, which in turn may affect the price and sales.

And so, how many pages should you expect a 20000-word book to be?

Using standard font, margins, and spacing, a 20000-word count will result in about 40 pages. This is of course if you’re using single spacing. If you use double spacing, that would approximately be 80 pages.

In other words, a 20000-word book is not too long, and would likely fit comfortably on your shelf or within your carry-on luggage.

While the number of pages in a 20000-word book is important to know, don’t get too caught up on it.

The most important thing is that you’re writing a book that’s enjoyable to read, and one that will engage your audience from start to finish. And so, whether your book is 40 pages or 80 pages, make sure the content is well-written and engaging.

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Writing a Book Anonymously or With a Pseudonym.

This is a question that many aspiring authors may ask themselves.

In an age where anyone can be an author, it’s natural to want to protect your anonymity. 

But is it really possible to write a book anonymously? 

Let’s take a closer look.

Yes, you can write a book anonymously.

However, it’s not as easy as it may seem. There are a few things you need to consider before you start writing.

Anonymous book writing is a technique that is used more often than you’d think.

Writing and publishing a book anonymously has been done throughout history. Some of the most famous authors have published books under pseudonyms.

Mark Twain, for example, wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer under the name Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

J.K. Rowling published the book The Cuckoo’s Calling, a crime novel, under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

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SPQ 038: How Do You Balance Attributing Sources with Telling Your Own Story?

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The Question…

“If you use ideas you got from other people, how do you balance the need to credit your sources with the need to tell your own story?”

Biggest Takeaway…

[Tweet “You need to understand ALL legalities of running a book-based business. “]

The Answer…

Steve is not a lawyer, nor does he play one on TV, so he recommends checking out The Self-Publisher’s Handbook by Helen Sedwick. She covers everything related to running a self-publishing business, from trademarks to libel and slander. You really need to understand the legalities of running a book-based business.

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SPQ 036: What Are the Best Books for Self-Publishers?

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The Question…

Alex asks, “What are some of your favorite books?”

Steve’s Answer…

Steve says a lot of his success has come from reading books on a daily basis. It’s really difficult to pick a list of favorites from all the books he’s read, so this list is limited to books on self-publishing and business. These eight books have a lot of valuable information for authors.

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SPQ 027: How to Organize Book Research Using the Evernote App

spq27 newThe Question…

Rick is a prolific researcher who has trouble trimming extra information from his books. He wants to know how Steve decides how much research to do. Rick also wants to know how to use Evernote to organize his research.

Biggest Takeaway…

[Tweet “Ideas pop up at random times, so make a habit of writing down EVERYTHING.”]

Steve’s Answer…

Ideas pop up at random times, so make a habit of writing down all of your ideas. Steve does this with his Kindle publishing checklist. The checklist has all the steps needed to move from initial idea to published book.

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