Write Over the Hump: Tension and Themes

Juxtaposing opposite concepts often leads us into new territory. Opposites both attract and repel. Built-in tension! Learning to use opposing concepts to delineate and define the themes in our writing lifts our stories to a higher level.

Write Over the Hump

Use these words in your writing: ice cream, winter, snow, flakes, blizzard, parkas, boots, mittens. Start with: “The hot, torrid days of summer wrapped around us…” And no fair having your characters think about, talk about or dream about winter… Your 10 minutes start now.


Where did these opposing concepts take your story?