So this week’s chapter is about something I recently realized in my writing. When I was writing, I felt like there was something missing, which is common because I will always think that there is a way to make my writing better. But this was something that was leaving a gap in the story that I needed to fill. It was something that didn’t affect the plot, but did affect the realism of the story.
Backstory: When I first developed the story, I took into account that my characters would fall in love or become good friends, or develop some sort of relationship and that this would affect the plot. I took this into account, and I made sure that some things, like sacrifices or risks, occurred because of these bonds.
I wrote the entire first draft before I realized what I was doing wrong. Well, not wrong exactly; there is no wrong way to write. Here’s what it was: I was showing how strong the bonds between my characters were, but I wasn’t showing the littles things.