Tension in Novels
Both internal and external tension
Fantasy: can rely on world-ending stakes or battle, intense stakes
Contemporary: more personal and grounded in everyday life.
Just because it's genre ficiton, doesn't mean it can't have more personal, grounded tension.
Books and Media We Talked About
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
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