Keeping Pace Part 1: The Big Picture Video Download

Keeping Pace Part 1: The Big Picture Video Download

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The pacing of a novel is where you determine and control the speed of how your story unfolds. Not everything happens at a “break-neck pace," and at the same time, even stories that aren't action-oriented should never just plod along.

We'll go beyond the traditional three act, two act, or rising action/arc story structure and see how controlling the speed of your storytelling can—and should—break that up into smaller curves of rising and falling action.

In this 47-minute video tutorial, we'll cover:

  • Pacing Basics: What we mean by “pacing" in the first place
  • Start Strong: No book should just fade in
  • Speed Up: How, when, and why to speed up the action
  • Slow Down: How, when, and why to slow down the action

And we'll end with an exercise in tracking the ups and downs of rising and falling action.