So I have an issue with build up. Even though I have some great plots in my head, I have little to no patience. I start off slow, trying to introduce the characters clearly one at a time. But then I catch myself wanting to blow something up and/or kill off a character because the whole time I'm writing about them my mind is going "I created this character purely so they could die and leave impact. So why am I bothering to write about their feelings?" And yes. That last sentence was meant to be long and with a lack of comma's or fullstops, because this is just how I talk. Not how I write my work though. When I write many short sentences with lovely grammar, nicely placed fullstops and good paragraphing, it makes me want to kill something. And, since I'm writing at the time. It usually ends up being a character or two. But enough of my rant. Basically all my stories start; - Protagonist introduced - Companions introduced - Fictional world introdu- theeeen people start dying - Stuff gets kind of interesting with the dying and the running and whatnot - Has completely lost myself and the audience due to lack of solid ground My main issue is that I cannot write anything remotely good if it is in the norm. I crack dry jokes, overemphasize my characters (Like having the group idiot trip up or fumble in every possible moment) and don't know how to introduce concepts of the story without introducing too much too early, or too little that the audience becomes bored and confused. Plus I can't seem to find a balance between conflict and characters getting along too much. So they'll either be fighting each other with each sentence, or agreeing with each other too much. Basically I'm asking for any tips on how to deal with "boring" segments. My stories are mostly based around conflict and violence. I love saying things like, "with the click of the trigger his face was scattered across the pavement" Short and sweet. I even have an issue with using the same word more than once. Like if I'd said "his car" earlier, I'll feel the urge to say "his vehicle" next and then "his ride" later. I like to end things, I'm just terrible at starting them and keeping them alive long enough for anyone to give a damn.