That’s not the story. And it’s not about the evil empire taking over the universe and it’s not about a shark terrorizing a summer resort and it’s not about hunting children as a game in the future.
So many people try to write these ideas as stories and then get totally stuck. Even they get bored. Why? Because no one cares about spaceships or the melting of icecaps or a big asteroid that’s about to hit the earth.
We care about people. Titanic is s a story about two lovers on a boat. Jaws is a story about three men who want to kill shark. It’s about a young girl trying to survive.
When we write about people; and their emotions, their triumphs and their challenges, we start to engage our audience.