I’ve been reading a book (not by an author I know), and there hasn’t been much conflict. So, in the midst of yet another romantic scene, I find myself thinking, “Something bad needs to happen soon, or I might quit reading this.” Luckily, it did the very next chapter. But, authors, if you don’t have conflict in your story, it fails to hold interest. And then even stubborn readers like me consider quitting. 

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