My theme this month is the middle of the story, an area that can cause a lot of writers trouble. My first prompt is to ask you about the middle.
Writers, if you have had trouble in the middle of a story, what was the matter? Character development, plot points? I’d love to hear what your problem was and how you solved it.
Readers, have you read a story and bocame bogged down in the middle? Why? Did the story lose focus, throw in too many characters, or contain pointless plot twists?
Tell me your experiences and we can work together on what’s the matter with the middle.
I find myself falling into the plot-driven story around the middle rather than keeping it character-driven. If I’m not careful the middle of my stories really slows down and loses the feeling and relatability.
As I work on my novel, I found I had to prune subplots.