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.