Creating Unforgettable Drama: 6 Techniques to Elevate Your Stories

In the words of the renowned novelist Franz Kafka, “I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we’re reading doesn’t wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for?” Kafka believed in conveying raw emotions like sadness, anxiety, or guilt through storytelling. As writers, it is essential to understand that drama is the key to creating conflict, which in turn propels our narratives forward seamlessly. Whether you are writing in the drama genre or any other, incorporating conflict is inevitable, and we can achieve this in several compelling ways.