CONFLICT IS THE KEY TO HOLDING A READER'S ATTENTION, without it there is no story. Never make it easy, there must be a risk factor, something important at stake in order to create tension. Conflict must escalate, don't let up on the main character. There must be complications that grow progressively worse until the climax and resolution. … Continue reading Plotting and Basic Writing Rules
In the course of a page or a scene, characters do things, learn things and have things done to them.