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enninng qqueend voted up PJ Stein's answer

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

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enninng qqueend voted up Didge Doo's answer

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.

Be sure … Read more