You can go high up to major story acts, or drill deep down to individual sentences, but no matter which way you go...
...every single structural elements of your story must trigger the next element, and the next, and the next, like domino tiles that took you months if not years to assemble, and that with a single push of a finger will topple over one another in the perfect, fluid, unbreakable chain until the very end.
All in one motion.
The entire time your reader will hold their breath, fascinated and spellbound by the spectacle.
Now that’s writing.
Of course, for it to be that perfect is humanly impossible. Yet we can get close by studying our craft and watching out for this “tumbling” effect. Inserting it everywhere we can.
What does this sentence lead to? What about the next? What about the next? And the next paragraph? The next page? The next chapter?
Simply being aware of it is a huge step forward.
I still catch myself slipping and remembering about this. With practice, I hope, I’ll remember all the time. That’s all we got, right? Practice.
So practice, practice, practice. And I will practice too. Together we'll get better, and better, and better.