Holding the River: Pacing

Lesson One

Effective pacing, like voice, can sometimes be an “I’ll know it when I feel it” proposition, but there ARE practical considerations in creating an efficient narrative flow. In this workshop, we’ll look at the issues of when to use exposition and when to employ more observable dramatic action; what kinds of scenes demand to be slowed down and savored and what scenes can be dispensed with more quickly; when--and if--we need aftermath or sequel scenes; and how to get a handle on the overall pacing of our novels, creating a sense of escalation and stronger drive as we move toward our story’s climax.

Bring writing implements and expect to work hard and have fun.

CLASS LENGTH - 2 HOURS ---- $20.00 Rental for 72 hours

Downloadable Worksheets Below