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How to make a story not just constant action?

Stories where things just happen get very tedious very fast. Sometimes a great voice or imaginative element can defer that tediousness for a while. Stories where things happen for a reason are more ...
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How to make a story not just constant action?

In The Bestseller Code, Matthew Jockers and Jodie Archer identify the elements of bestselling fiction through computational text analysis. Among other results, their research shows that bestsellers ...
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How can I tell if tension is a problem while writing?

In a linguistic text analysis of over 500 New York Times bestselling contemporary novels and close to 5000 non-bestsellers, Matthew Jockers and Jodie Archer (2016) identified the following seven plot ...
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How to make a story not just constant action?

Character Growth Over the course of the story your character grows and changes. The character in the last scene should be noticeably different than the character in the first scene. The grizzled ...
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How to make a story not just constant action?

How do I write it so that the MC isn’t just facing conflict after conflict, but make it not seem like filler. Simple, put other types of story drivers into the event structure. Discovery. Emotion. ...
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