Readers normally want a fast paced book to get away from their mundane and pathetic life. They want to travel with your characters, not to be told what the character is doing. They want to be there with them or be them; to hurt with them, to smell the food and taste it with them, to see the morning sun go up and to feel the afternoon rain fall on their face.
What they usually donâ€™t want is to fall asleep reading. (If they want to fall asleep reading, they can grab a textbook.)
What is one of your responsibilities as an author?
To keep the story moving at a good pace or you will lose your readers…forever, a huge no, no in our business.
So what keeps a story moving?
Dialogues is one excellent way. Most anything you need to say can be said in a dialog.
For example: (more…)