All stories, even as all the things in the universe are bound to have an end, and a finish. Whether it ends in the punishment of the villains and the reward of the heroes, or in an anti-climax, the ultimate end of the story must bring the sealing answer to the suspense and the questions that the reader asks himself while he reads your book and wonders what will ensue as he opens every next page.
But what disappointment it is for the reader to read through several pages of your book and see no motion of the plot, and to find that the real gist of the narrative has been abandoned! What disappointment it is that the reader shall find that your book has lost the entertaining speed with which it begins!
Such is what happens in a stagnant story. The characters who the writer must use to weave down the course that will bring the plot to an end reach a time and abandon the gist of the plot, and begin to bore the reader by embarking on a dull sequence of events rather than those relevant to the building up of the total plot.
The goodness within a moving story is that even during those moments when the characters, as dictated by the plot of the writer, are performing little action, the speed never seems to be lost. The captivating interest with which the first pages of the book drew the reader in is not lost, and the plot is adhered to, all events, even the little ones, working to build the total tower of the whole structure of the story.
For a moving story, the writer is even advantaged; for he does not have to aimlessly wander off the main configuration of the plot of his story, but he is kept within the defined boundaries of its plan. It saves the writer the weary business of having to meander around and deviate from the gist, and this focus on the plot helps him give in the directed concentration he needs to give in his best on the piece, rather than having to divide this concentration on several other deviations from the plot while roaming away from the main theme.
Here at AuthorPad, we believe that for everyone who has chosen to pick up a pen and write, there is an inner inspiration that cannot be limited by the thought of a lack of ideas. The very idea that they can write is itself broad enough and outstands the thought that ideas can ever be limited for them. And that is why we team up with you to see that your story progresses forward without losing its speed anywhere on the way, to see that we kick away that barrier of being hindered by the thought of limits.
For the story to move, it does not mean that the writer has to marathon quickly through his narrations of each chapter—in fact, this would compress the story into a summary rather than an expounded tale. Having a story that moves means having a story that keeps taking the reader from one level of knowing what is happening to another level of knowing what happened next. Not having the reader stay at the same point of the plot, even after reading several pages, seeing no progress in what the characters are doing to achieve the overall plot.
The moving story indeed sets the reader on a voyage himself, a journey where he meets with a new adventure and new suspense every after each mile. The stagnant one is indeed like that journey where the car breaks down en route and intercepts the progress of the traveller, such that he would have to stay in the same place until the car may resume its motion.
Reach out to us at AuthorPad Publishing House, and we shall be glad to move with you, to see with you that progress.