Fiction secrets — write and leave out the boring stuff: four tips
There’s only one rule if you want readers: leave out anything that’s boring, especially if you’re trying to control your readers by force-feeding them information. Your aim as novelist is to ignite your readers’ imagination. You want your readers to feel something, as they read.
Here are some tips to help you to do that.
1. Everyone wants something, always
I’m not by nature a writer who plots for the joy of it. I plot because I need to know what every main character wants. Knowing what characters want doesn’t involve writing character bios. You don’t need an extensive bio: just figure out what each character wants.