No, this isn’t a fitness advice piece. That middle is your own business. Instead, we’re talking about the “saggy middle”, a common problem faced by authors worldwide.
You’ve read books with a sagging middle, and watched movies with this problem, too. The opening is strong, tight, and exciting, hooking you into the story. The ending is awesome, too: a tense, riveting climax that satisfyingly answers all the questions. But the path between is loose, confusing, or even boring. It…sags.
If your current draft suffers from this problem, or even if you’re struggling to connect the beginning and the end, the below advice from successful authors can help you tighten things up.
Ten Tips for Unsagging Your Middle