Secrets of an Action Scene

In the middle of The Thief, Megan Whalen Turner crafted an intense, high-action page-turner of a scene. But there‚Äôs no fight, no adversaries, and no great stand-off. Just a single character, Gen, our protagonist and thief, in a cave. Why does it work? Pacing, sensory details, verbs and sentence structure build and release tension. Detailed, […]

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