It was hard to describe them as I had seen them when I was a naive, 28-year-old: friendly, competent, experienced… It was extremely challenging to dredge up the buried memories of the pleasant things they had said to me during that first meeting. It was confronting to write about how inexperienced I felt next to these impressive men that I had looked up to at the time.
But I realized it was the only path that I could take if I wanted my story to be coherent, realistic, and engaging.
Find the middle ground
Many writers struggle to bring their story to life. Either they splurge too much, too fast, or the build-up of their narrative is too slow, and their readers lose interest. Their characters and dialogues are not lively or realistic enough.
As I wrote and published more books, I learned to manage the pace of the story and to make my characters into real people, with both positive and negative traits. I also learned to liven up my story with direct dialogue and quotes.
Storytelling for authors, speakers, and entrepreneurs