Every novelist reaches a plateau where the perfect story idea isn’t coming together. The plot germ is there, but the theme, setting, characters, and storyline seem to spin out of control.
By using the acronym BRAINSTORM, you can bring the whirling to a halt and anchor your writing.
Believe in yourself. You’ve been given the gift of writing. You understand the craft and you’re constantly educating yourself to add more tools and techniques.
Realistic writing is what sells. No matter the genre, your storyline must be credible with identifiable characters who react and respond according to the traits you’ve given them.