I SPENT 6 HOURS MAKING THIS BALLOON PIT AND IT DOESNT EVEN WORK
Friendly reminder that anyone born between 1985-1998 didn’t get their hogwarts letter because Voldemort’s ministry wiped out the record of muggleborns
SO THIS IS WHY
Imagine how it would look if the Orion nebula is only four light years away - the distance the nearest star is to us, instead of 1,300 light years. It would be so bright that we wouldn’t be aware of the dark sky. We wouldn’t see other stars. The whole world would be the Orion nebula and the sun.
girls don’t want boys girls want deaf clint barton to be incorporated into the mcu
Your story is just picking up between 300 and 400 pages? I don’t know where you are in your story because depending on font, font size, spacing, and writing program, you could be anywhere between 50k and 100k words, but either way you need to put all that good stuff in the beginning if you want readers to keep reading.
Here are some reasons you might be ending up like this:
- Starting Too Soon: Start as close to the main conflict as possible. If you start your story too far behind the main plot and the main conflict, it’s going to drag on and bore the reader.
- Not Enough Conflict: If your plot is stilted and your characters aren’t really doing anything, you probably don’t have enough conflict. Put your characters in tough situations. Make everything go bad for them. Add sub plots. Let them make terrible decisions if their emotions override their reasoning. For tips on conflict, check the tags page for the conflict tag.
- Wrong Plot: You might need to rewrite your plot, not just the story. Try taking it in a different direction. Take some stuff out. Add some other stuff. Combine ideas.
- Unnecessary Scenes: You might be writing unnecessary scenes or filler. You can get rid of unnecessary scenes. If you have entire scenes describing what your characters are doing over the length of a few days, but nothing happens that contributes to the story, take it out.
- Pacing: The pacing might be off. For tips on pacing, check the pacing tag on the tags page.
- Back Story: If you have back stories for your characters that needs to be revealed and if these back stories take up the beginning of your story, take them out. Weave them in your story in other ways. Stick to the main plot and then reveal information as the story goes on. For tips on back story, check the tags page for the back story tag.
- Not Fully Formed: Your story might not be a full story. Make sure you have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Make sure there is a cause-and-effect format with some conflicts and their resolutions. Make sure what you write contributes to the story.
- The Mushy Middle: Lots of writers have trouble with writing the middle of their stories. They tend to fail in terms of rising action, conflict, and suspense. Check the tags page for the middle tag.