Every novel, picture book, easy reader, or short story has a question waiting to be answered.
Will she survive to the end?
Will he win her heart?
Will she realize her beauty within?
Will he overcome the villian?
Will she buy that doggy in the window?
I've been editing lately and reminding myself to keep focused on the main question. While there may be many questions throughout the story, there must be one overriding big one to keep the reader reading. And the more creative the answer is, the more satisfying the read.
So, what's your question (if you feel free to share)?