7 Tips for Adjusting Your Story's Pace
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 7 “From Story to Art” – Section 11 “Pacing”
With Links to Supplementary Material
Have you ever received or given criticism for a story being too rapid and confusing or too slow and boring? Perhaps you had a specific scene that you just couldn't get to fit right with the epic scene that followed. When writers find these issues, it is very often a problem of incorrect pacing in the text. The speed at which the reader perceived the story was simply not working to make the timing work to create a dynamic experience. Today, I'm going to talk about the fine-tuning process of pacing, and how to maximize its potential.
Tip 1: Understand what pacing means to your story.
Before you begin to adjust the pacing in the text, you need to begin to understand how pa