Are you concentrating on “writing well” instead of creating a story?

Thus while your sentences may indeed be beautiful, there's no real sense of urgency, no drive, no story logic. And so you may be thinking of giving up, or at least taking a nice long nap and starting again when you’re rested, or when the time is right, or when Mercury is out of retrograde – which basically translates to: a week from never.

Don't do it!

Here’s the secret to becoming a Story Genius:


Story Genius workshop

Story Genius