When your deep POV character gets lost in an internal monolog race, send in a guy with a different opinion.
Good dialog in creative writing should ping-pong between the characters.
But, what does that mean?
It means you make the reader feel what you feel when you watch a ping-pong match.
Distinguish between mystery, horror, and suspense:
“In a mystery you might find out that a person was beheaded. This occurs before the narrative begins, so the focus of the story is on solving the crime. If you’re writing a horror story, you’ll show the beheading itself—in all of its gory detail. If you’re writing suspense, the characters in the story will find out that someone is going to be beheaded, and they must find a way to stop it.”
There are things worth dying for, and there are things worth living for. There’s always a choice.“Motherland: Fort Salem,” Season 2, Episode 5