There’s a writing skill that many novelists struggle with.
It’s something that read-a-chapter-a-month critique groups often miss.
We all know that you need to start off with an inciting incident — at least by the end of the first chapter. But after there, it can get a bit fuzzy.
3 Techniques To Help Your Pacing
First off – the high level stuff.
Now, planners are likely to be using a beat sheet of some sort like these linked by Jami Gold.
I know pantsers and even many plantsers don’t think they’re for them, however, I want to warn you about being quick to reject them. I know going through the I know looked at them when I was preparing for my first round of revisions.
Next? Let’s look at the low level stuff.
Fast paced scenes should read fast. Slower paced scenes, one finds, often…
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