"Keep it simple: complexity is the enemy. Task yourself narratively, e.g. 'Tomorrow I have to write a particular scene', rather than 'Tomorrow I must write 800 words'. Plot can be structured as: situation, complication, new equilibrium. And this applies to scenes as well as whole books: the new equilibrium is the hook for the next scene. Verbs are very important, that’s where the action is. Metaphorise them if possible. Write: 'The red-haired man shouldered his way through the door'; not: 'The big-shouldered, red-haired man pushed through the door.'"