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Old 10-28-2015, 01:12 PM
mcv1986 (Offline)
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Default What does it mean when someone says “nothing happened” in a scene or story?

I have been accused of writing stories and scenes where “nothing happens”. I have no idea what people mean by this. Characters interact with the world, there’s dialog and there is a definite beginning middle and end. I do not get what people mean by “nothing happens". Not every scene can involve a shootout or marriage. Sometimes a boring part is just required to move the story along. And, depends on the individual, the entire story may be one boring part. For me a Wrinkle in Time would be a clear example of that.
So can someone explain what it means what “nothing happened” means and how to correct it?

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