Diagnosing problems in writing can be one of the most difficult tasks for any author. The creators are most often blinded to their own shortcomings. Readers may notice when something is awkward or boring while the author thinks it’s one of the more interesting excerpts. The August series is dedicated to diagnosing these problems, from continuity errors to gaps in logic the readers will inevitably question.
There’s one thing that is guaranteed to turn away nearly every reader, no matter how dedicated. If the writing is dry, dragging, or otherwise boring, no ingenuity in plot or setting will hold their attention. We address the most common problems that create a boring story and how to fix it.
First aired August 6, 2020.