I've been told, and am somewhat unsurprised to hear, that the terrorist attack in my book is far too calm. My reviewer said that it took her out of the story a bit, even though what was before it and after were all very well and good. This made me realize something: I have no bloody clue how to actually write a terrorist attack. Not a one. I generally don't read the kind of novels that would have similar attacks in them to know how I'm supposed to go about it. The setting is a banquet room in a large government building in the capital city of the capital planet of the galaxy-spanning Constellar Imperium. The MC's name is Malchoir, Zehvra is his wife, and Visi and Anastasia are his daughters. Vishina is the target of the attack. A low rumbling interrupted her, followed by the sound of an explosion. The doors at the far end of the room flew open, and a guard stood there. He shouted at us to evacuate, as quickly as we could but in an orderly fashion. A second explosion rocked the building before we could move, but then the room became a flurry of motion. I picked up Visi, and Zehvra grabbed Anastasia as we ran for the door. I heard Vishina scream, but it didn’t sound like a mortal scream. Whatever had happened, it hadn’t killed her. We ran down a flight of stairs and into a hallway. Another explosion happened behind us, and we heard the floor giving way. We ran faster, knowing now that our lives depended on making it to the door. The atrium in sight, we tried not to breathe a sigh of relief. We weren’t safe yet, but it was within reach. Suddenly, the falling floor caught up to us. I lost sight of Zehvra, concentrating on protecting Visi from the fall. This is the entirety of the attack. Before this, everything is going well, and after, there's a bunch of plot stuff that doesn't need fixing. I'm sure the answer to 'how to make this better' is to make it longer and more descriptive, but I have no idea what exactly I'm supposed to write to do that.