765733_modelMost of us don’t regularly run except when exercising, but the act of running can add excitement or tension when used in a story. A character could be running to catch a person (friend or foe), animal (lost dog or escaped tiger), or object (blowing envelope, rolling ball, or subway train). They could be fleeing from danger — an attacker, a runaway car, a fire or an explosion. Or they might be hurrying to an amazing experience: greeting an estranged loved one, scoring a touchdown, or winning an Olympic medal.

This week, take one or more of your characters out for a run and raise the pulse of your story.

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