I find I struggle to write about story, the mundane part that exists between action, the part that connects the reader to the characters, the part that must be interesting and detrimental to world building, to give the reader a true sense of being there.
It’s a riddle I hope to unlock, without it my book is doomed to fail.
While reading my book I realize there has to be more than action and strife, there must be more, something subtle to draw the reader in.
I always thought I was doing that, but it seems I was just filling space until the next action scene.
How do you write about life, things your characters do while growing individually and collectively at the same time?
This might be a question no one can answer for me, but any thoughts might help me see the light.
I feel growth as a group of characters is vital to my story… hell for that matter any story really.
The little things like school, chores, work or anything like that I fail to make it interesting. These things must be there so the reader wants to be a part of it—live it—imagine it.
Like the harry potter books, Hogwarts was the main reason readers loved those books… well in my mind at least. It was a place we all could connect with and wish we could live it… everyone who was a fan thought about going to a magical school—our minds were filled with possibilities.
I hope I can find away to make it work, or my debut as an aspiring author will be short lived.