Posted on October 4, 2022 at 10:03 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

On one hand, as we enjoy beautiful autumn weather in the Midwest, the sight of the word "snowball" makes us cringe.

But on the other hand, it's the perfect description for escalating stakes in a story.

International bestselling author DiAnn Mills provides a refresher on what elements are needed for a tight scene, with the fourth being that the stakes are raised.

And to that effect, she provides a number of suggestions for how the stakes can be gradually raised, each scene, in a guest post for C.S. Lakin's Live Write Thrive blog.

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