The fastest way to frustrate a reader is to write everything
but the good parts of a story. You’d
think this would be a no-brainer. After all, as story aficionados ourselves, we’re
presumably writing the story because
of the good parts. The action, the romance, the comedy, the drama. We can’t
wait to get it on paper, and readers can’t wait to experience it.
Why do authors skip the best parts?
What happens when authors skip the good stuff?
Max braced for the showdown. It had come to this at last. He squinted against the sun and wiggled his fingers above his holstered six-gun. Across the street, Big Bad Red spat his tobacco and stalked toward him, spurs jingling. Next thing Max knew, it was all over and the townsfolk were slapping him on the back and buying him drinks. Phew, he thought. Glad that’s over.
How can authors avoid skipping the good scenes?
Tell me your opinion: Have you ever skipped a scene for one of the above-mentioned reasons?
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Story by K.M. Weiland