Check out this post on ways to avoid a boring middle for you and your readers from Rachel Poli’s blog
Ever hear of the sagging middle? It’s when you get to that point in your novel that just seems to go on and on and on… yet nothing seems to be happening.
I think everyone, at some point or another, has a problem with the sagging middle. Even I, as an outliner, have trouble with it at times. Sometimes you don’t know where to go next in your outline or the outline changes so much that the middle gets deformed somehow.
In a way, it’s kind of like week two of NaNoWriMo. You end up in some sort of slump.
Either way, here are some tips to avoid that sagging middle. Or, at the very least, you can throw something in to keep the story going. There’s always editing later.
1. Make it short and sweet
Quality over quantity, right? Listen, if you get stuck in your middle, skip it. Don’t…
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