From the Experts: Writers Tips #2
From ‘The Art of War for Writers’ by James Scott Bell
If you are a “character-driven” writer, spend an extra 10 percent of your writing time ratcheting up the action. How can the events of the story be made more threatening, suspenseful, fresh? If you are more on the “plot-driven” side, spend 10 percent of your writing time going deeper into the emotions of the character, how she is reacting to the events, how they threaten her inner well-being.