The Writer’s Block Podcast
Sagging Middles

Sagging Middles

August 6, 2019

To continue with last week’s episode of "Great Beginnings", this week special guests Kelly Mcintire and Rick Peoples join us to discuss the dreaded "sagging middle" of your book.  We will give examples of common mistakes, offer exercises to avoid losing momentum, and most importantly, save you the embarrassment of a droopy mid-section in the body of your work.

  • Leave out the irrelevant details
  • Know your audience
  • Too much description can take away from the subject
  • Show not tell
  • Watch your dialogue
  • Vomit the words on the page, Sharpen the knife with your group, then trim the fat in editing
  • If you hit a block you can always kill off one of your favorite characters
  • Betrayal is a great way to get some extra juice in the middle of the story.
  • Character movement can inspire your story telling
  • A time crunch can help push the story’s excitement and tighten up the middle
  • Mirror your character don’t be afraid to make a major change

May you be inspired, feel empowered, and B. Well.

All this and more on this week’s episode of The Writer’s Block Podcast recorded at the Studio 21 Podcast Café and hosted on the United Podcast Network.

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