The one essential for plotting fiction: conflict
According to the reviews, nothing happened. You reviewers make remarks like:
- “I kept waiting for something to happen”;
- “Save your money — I had to force myself to finish it”;
- “Where’s the excitement? This is a real snooze-fest”.
You wince. Ouch. Your big question is WHY?
Chances are that you forgot the one big essential of fiction — conflict.