Tag Archive | Ben-Hur

Writing Scintillating Scenes––Part VI

This time, we’ll look at tension and conflict from a different perspective, an uncommon and sometimes unconscious way of looking at it. We do it in our everyday lives, and it has the potential of creating peace or conflict––negotiation. Click to Tweet #amwriting #scintillatingscenes

It is understood that conflict is at the heart of out stories. It drives the action, forces character change, and keeps things interesting. But what if we thought about tension from a different perspective?

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Storytelling – What Makes a Story Great?

Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur

Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur

What is it about a story that makes it compelling? Is it the characters? Is it the plot? Is it the element of surprise? Is it the challenges? Is it danger?

I submit, it’s all of them, skillfully put together, woven like a tapestry to make an impression on our minds and in our hearts.

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