I was told that my action scene didn't grab the reader because I didn't use hard verbs. The writer gave me examples of hard verbs, but I didn't see the difference. I've been looking on the internet for, "Hard Verbs" but all I've found was that verbs were hard. But wait, maybe it's how you use the words.
I recently read an article and I'm sorry, I don't remember from where, but it was about writing horror. I don't write horror, but I think there may be some similarities to writing suspense. The article said, and I misquote, Dread more than fear can drive a story.
Have you ever read a story where you dreaded continuing to read? Dean Koontz, in my opinion, is a master of creating dread.
Okay, I hope I've given you something to think about.
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