Making things happen

As we establish platform, we start to feel a need to make something happen.

But what does that mean?

  • How do you "make something happen" in a story you are writing?
  • How do you know when "something is happening" in a story you are reading? 

This is one of those slippery, surprisingly complex, "know it when you see it" topics, so let's break it down into some tactical skills that will work on the fly.