A key to making a story enjoyable as a reader is the drama the unfolds throughout the course of a story. The protagonist is on a journey towards something only to be thwarted by the antagonist several times until the climax of the story where the two finally confront one another.
The other key piece is the characters themselves; coupled with the drama makes for compelling reading, at least for me. As a newbie in the world of writing, I struggle mightily with both of these important pieces. I really have no reference point to begin from. My life is relatively drama free, and the people I know are fairly non-nondescript. If one were to use myself as a composite for a character, it would be rather boring I afraid.
So how do you write drama into your stories? How do you write your characters that go into your stories to make them fascinating, thus make your stories a compelling read?
Until next time.