All Blog Posts Tagged 'pacing' (5)

Writing Memoir: Pacing

When we speak of pacing in fiction, we are talking about the interweave of narrative, description, dialogue, and conflicts and decisions. The plot pulls the story along and keeps the reader turning the pages. In some ways, how much or how little of these elements you use is subjective. Consider what you like when you read. For example, I prefer limited amount of dialogue and enjoy intricate descriptions of the characters’ inner workings, what he or she is thinking and feeling and why they…

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Added by Wendy Brown-Baez on August 23, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Write a Book Review

As most of you know, I’ve recently launched my second novel, MISTS OF BAYOU RHYNE. Yes, thank you, thank you. :) And as most of you know, one of the hardest – but oh so important – things to get is a review. I’ve been told over and over again how much a reader has enjoyed my book, how they can’t wait for the next, and how they wish they could share it with everyone they know. Well, you my dear reader,…

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Added by Dee Ann Waite on June 25, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

DO You Really KNOW it ALL?

I receive dozens of emails a day. Some is spam but most is something I need to actually look at and respond to. On occasion I get emails from people who have written blogs or such about how to write this or that. For instance: I got one today about writing death scenes in a book. It is a short article but I think it brings up really good points. You can find that here:…

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Added by Elizabeth Kolodziej on September 16, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dear Editor: How Do I handle Pacing? In a Chapter and Over a Course of Chapters?

Do you know the key to pacing? I do. I call it holographic structure. Confused enough yet? I explain it today on Dear Editor.

Added by Victoria Mixon on May 7, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

Dear Editor: What's a Faux Resolution?

I made that term up: "faux resolution." (I like the word faux.)

But why? What is it? Why do you need it? What does it do for your climax? (Since everything in your story exists only in the service of your climax.)

Does anybody else ever use it?

Everybody. That's why it's on Dear Editor.

Added by Victoria Mixon on May 5, 2010 at 8:50am — No Comments

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