But the book still got me thinking about my writing and what I could do to avoid readers with my work having the same reaction as me:
- Every other chapter had a different plot with all the characters fighting for page space to be the main character. It was confusing especially with their names drifting between being called 'Doctor Surname' and 'name.'
My novel also has two plots running through on every other chapter but I need to make sure there are defined characters and the secondary characters know their place.
- I wanted to know more about the world but it was mostly action.
In my writing I want to find the right balance between description and action.
- Confusing about where the plot was heading as new questions were springing up and old questions were left unanswered. Maybe if I finished the book I would have found them. But there were too many. Characters were changing their goals in each chapter too.
My writing needs to have a structure and defined character goals.
- One chapter was based on one event whilst the other was faster and over a longer time period.
I need to maintain the pace in each chapter but also as a whole.