12.41: Raising the Stakes
Your Hosts: Brandon, Mary, Mary Anne, and Wesley
When we talk about “raising the stakes,” we mean making the outcomes of the events in a story increasingly important to the reader. In this episode we talk about the tools we use to raise the stakes in ways that are more sophisticated than just queuing up larger and larger explosions.
Credits: This episode was recorded in Chicago by Andrew Twiss, and mastered by Alex Jackson.
Homework: Try a few of the techniques discussed, especially by making the stakes more personal to a side character. And don’t do it by having anybody be dead.
Thing of the week: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl by Melissa Keil.
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