Tension is the heart of conflict, the backbone of uncertainty, the hallmark of danger. It keeps readers guessing and characters on their toes. When you’ve got tension in place, stories leave readers breathless and wanting more. When it’s missing, scenes feel inconsequential, plots drag, and characters meander. Jordan Rosenfeld’s How to Write a Page-Turner walks you through the key areas that need tension building, from character to plot, as well as delving deeper, analyzing examples from contemporary fiction’s most gripping page-turners.