I have been reading a lot of Amazon ebooks lately and one of these kindle ebooks is “Top 100 Writing Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Tools from the Advice Toolbox” by Carter Blakelaw. This is is a very useful book on writing. It comprises lots of handy hints for writing your novel.
One very good tip is that, at the end of every scene, your characters situation must be different. The emotions at the start and end of the scene should be different. Another tip is, from one scene to the next, a detail of the setting must change. The book also advises that you should use conflict to develop the story. I have often heard that you should include conflict in every scene and in all dialogue. This is something I try to remember when writing my novel and it’s not that hard to do. I highly recommend this book.