You have to add details so the reader can picture what is going on, but not too much detail. I bought a book because the story sounded interesting. I never made it through the first chapter because they amount of detail was too much. The beginning took place in a book store and they spent … Read more
Build great characters. They need to be larger than life. If your readers identify or empathise with the characters they will keep reading. That's the key. I once read a thriller in which a man was murdered on page four, and by the time it happened I felt bad about it. That's skilful writing.
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