This is all Thomas’ fault, and even though I know it is wrong, I hate him.He scares me.
- from Hosanna House, Chapter 1
The paragraph above is from the ending of Hosanna House's first chapter.
What do the Point of View character's thoughts and emotions expressed in the paragraph make you think? What questions do they make you ask?
Hopefully they make you ask a lot of questions, like, Who is Thomas? What is his fault? Why or how does he scare the PoV character in such a way that the fear has, in part, turned to hate?
Because that's what good fiction does (and I really want to write good fiction).
It makes you ask questions.
What questions is your work making readers ask?
Post a paragraph from your novel in the comments below and find out!