If you treat unexplained events like they're normal, readers will get confused.
Unfortunately, readers don’t generally accept “and then something exciting happened.”
Let's find out which of these three Disney+ hits has the most ANTS.
Without tension, readers get bored fast.
Subplots and exciting Tea Discourse!
The author of The Martian tries to make flashbacks work and only partially succeeds.
If you're not careful, your climatic conflict could become a boring mess.
If the throughline isn’t working, chances are good that little else is.
How to develop the emotional side of your plot.
Sometimes you can just tell that the story you’re reading has come to a screeching halt.
Admiral Ackbar called; he wants to talk about your reveal.
When the story stalls, audiences get bored and lose their motivation to continue.
Without impacting future events, dreams feel like a tangent or a cheap route to excitement.
Your story recreates the same three-point structure at every scale.
Lack of plot focus in a story leads to convoluted and unpleasant detours.
You thought this episode would have a topic other than plot twists, but, twist, the topic is plot twists!
An unsatisfying ending ruins the lasting impression a story leaves.
It’s challenging to maintain reader interest across multiple books.