1) Leisurely Descriptive Passages
Ever read a book where the author spends multiple pages describing a house? Or maybe it’s a spaceship, or the way the light plays upon the windows of a city. Snooze fest!
Of course we need settings so the action doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but we no longer live in a time without photographs or television. Back in the day when we’d never seen an elephant before it was great to spend a whole page describing the lumbering and exotic animal. But you don’t have to describe everything in extensive detail anymore.
2) Leisurely Passages of Back Story and Flashback
One of the easiest ways to get your reader to tune out is with an extensive passage of back story. As authors
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