Your novel starts out like a rocket, and the ending keeps the reader on the edge to the very last word. Yet, the middle is starving. So what should the middle of your story include?
For starters, it must include significant events that draw the protagonist closer to achieving a specific goal in the story.
The pace of your story is crucial. You don’t want the middle to fizzle, thus, leaving the reader falling asleep on an essential scene. Remember, if it’s boring for you to reread, it is likely the same sentiment for the reader.
Your characters should have a strong voice and emotion that draw-in the reader. The middle is no time to hide their distinct personalities and challenges dealing with conflict.
Keep in mind, dialogue speeds up the action, so avoid going more than two pages without it. Your middle will gain momentum if you have a well-defined plot and the ability to amuse the reading audience.
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