When was the last time you read a book that captivated you so strongly, you couldn't put it down? What did the author do to engage your senses? I believe it has to do with passion. Find a way for your characters to connect with readers and they will want more from you. Here's a few ideas:
- When you are writing a chapter, think of a time when you lived through a similar situation to your character. Recall how you felt. Dig deep. Put that passion into your characters.
- Do things that bring out your passion...like traveling to new places.
- Surround yourself with passionate people and put their personality traits into your characters.