My lovely and talented wife is restarting her weekly post about writing and the writing world.
Today, she is posted her “best of” her previous posts on Writing Tips for anyone who has not seen them.
Two Strings: Two separate issues need to be going in each scene.
The Trick: Raising expectations in one direction but having the story go in the opposite direction. It sounds simple, but it may be the most useful writing technique of all…the book Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is just the trick over and over again.
The Foil: The trick applied to people. Use other characters to showcase the strengths of your main characters and to make them seem extraordinary.