You have a great weekend too! :)God bless and keep you,Sonia
I usually do one of two things add another character or make the conflict even more punishable for my MC.~ Wendy
Hi Sonia - Thanks! Always nice to see you.Hi Wendy - Great suggestions! I've added more characters and sometimes a subplot to prop up a sagging middle. :)Blessings,Susan
Susan: When I found myself thinking my novels were becoming boring to me. I stopped writing them and went back to other facets of the craft. Have a blessed weekend, yourself.
I need Gail's post today! Sometimes reading a book in a similar genre, or a blog post, gets me writing again. As a reader, repetitiveness can make me lose interest in a book. Or too much foreshadowing dulling the suspense.
I'm with Wendy on this one ... I typically try to up the ante and torture my main character. >:)
I lose interest sometimes if the writing isn't that great, or I can't get into the story.Have a great weekend!Blessings,Karen
Something has to HAPPEN in each chapter to keep me reading. Or at least begin to happen. Blessings, SusanJan
Hi Quiet Spirit - It's good to switch gears now and then. A couple of times each year, I submit to devotional publishers.Hi Lynn - That's interesting - too much foreshadowing. You identified the problem I had with a recent book. The author gave out too much information.Hi Jaime - LOL! I've seen authors put their characters through so much that I wanted to tell them to please stop.Hi Karen - A story that doesn't take off in the first chapter spells trouble. Pacing is important.Hi Jan - Hooking the reader keeps those pages turning. Blessings,Susan :)
Hi Susan!One thing I do when I'm stuck and don't know what to do, is I start editing backward. I will start with my last chapter and go through it. Then the next to last, and so on. I guess it just gives me a different way of looking at the story. I never go through the whole manuscript like this because inevitably I'll recognize that I left that thread hanging, or this character needs more fleshing out and I'll go back to correct it, and that gets the juices flowing again.I hope you have a fantastic Sunday!!Kristen
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