How Subtext Contributes to Creating the Atmosphere of a Story

All human relationships have conflict and tension because of differing agendas. It is rare that two people are on exactly the same page, and most of the time each person’s differences are not explicitly stated. In a story, it's that underlying tension and the things unsaid that act as subtext. Editor Helga Schier believes subtext is a critical part of creating dynamic character relationships, which impact a story's atmosphere. She teaches that subtext can be created through dialogue that is intentionally...
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