For writers, producing a story with dragging action is the kiss of death. Readers want stories that feel lively and active and don’t put them to sleep. We’ve already looked at a couple of ways of writing that can slow the action down — 1) using “to be” verbs with “ing” verbs or 2) using[…]
Passive verbs can slow things down, so use active verbs whenever it’s possible and fits well into the story.
We’ll look at things that can slow down your story when you write fiction, and we’ll try to help you produce more lively writing.
If you absolutely must edit your own document, take steps to avoid pitfalls and produce acceptable work.
It’s that new gaze, unfamiliar with the material, that will find issues and help you put the final polish on
The mechanics of writing are like the frame of your house. Make them solid and secure, and then get creative.