It also doesn’t mean the same thing from author to author, from genre to genre, or even from one person’s novel to the next one she writes.
Muddying the picture even more is the fact that all the aspects of fiction we try to balance: “action” with “depth,” “world-building” with “story” (at least in my genre of fantasy) are extremely wide-ranging in terms of definition.
THE IMPORTANCE OF TARGET AUDIENCE
What I consider exciting, gripping action might not be enough to keep someone else’s attention. What I consider sweet and romantic about my novels will definitely not…
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