Writers On Writing / Page-turning tension, with Pamela Cook
By Pamela Cook
“Too much information kills tension. But showing – through dialogue, active sentences, strong word choice and carefully chosen visceral reactions – pulls the reader into the story and makes them an active participant rather than a bored onlooker.”
Writers On Writing / Pamela Cook on how writers develop self-confidence
By Claire Thompson
We spoke to Pamela Cook ahead of her 6-week Refilling the Well: Creativity for Writers course to find out what inspires her stories and how a writer can find the self-confidence they need to rediscover their creativity.
Writers On Writing / Writing Suspense with Pamela Cook
“No matter what the genre, a story needs tension. If the reader knows everything up front, there’s no hook, no questions and no reason to read on.”
To learn how to hook your reader and keep them caught, join Pamela Cook in her Saturday 15 September workshop Turn Up The Tension.
Writers On Writing / Pamela Cook on how to write page-turning novels
Pamela Cook is a city girl with a country lifestyle and too many horses. Her rural fiction novels feature feisty women, tangled family relationships and a healthy dose of romance. She has published four novels and has taught writing workshops around Australia. What role does tension play across your novels? Many people think tension is […]