Sagging Middles

The middle of a story can become bogged down and slow. This article discusses ideas on how to fix that problem.

It’s no secret to my writer friends that my least favorite part of writing happens during the middle of the book. They don’t call it the sagging middle for nothing, folks. If you’re not really careful, that baby will sag so low you’ll be tempted to Select All and Delete. Or at the very least, whine to your critique partner that you’re in the middle of your worst book ever, and your career is over. (Sound familiar, Colleen Coble?)

Sagging middles tend to happen when a writer carelessly strings together a series of events. Don’t just write the next scene that comes to mind. Give it some thought. Come up with five or ten ideas, and choose the one that works best. Click here to learn more.

Donna

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