7 Tools For Pacing A Novel

More great information to keep us authors/writers on our toes and help us to write strong.

Shirley McLain

PACEPacing is a crucial component of fiction writing. After all, it’s important to keep your readers “hooked” throughout your story. Whether you are just getting started in writing or looking to break into fiction writing, you’ll need to know the basics of how to pace a novel. Read today’s tip of the day from Crafting Novels & Short Stories. In this excerpt written by Jessica Page Morrell, she explains what pacing is and seven ways to keep your story moving at the right pace.

What is Pacing in Fiction?

Pacing is a tool that controls the speed and rhythm at which a story is told, and the readers are pulled through the events. It refers to how fast or slow events in a piece unfold and how much time elapses in a scene or story. Pacing can also be used to show characters aging and the effects of time on…

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Magonia – Book Review

This sounds like an intriguing book. Based on description, I’m seeing shades of The Neverending Story. If the language isn’t too bad, I think I’d enjoy this book.

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Magonia

Description from Goodreads:

Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.

Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.

So when Aza catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza doesn’t think this is a hallucination. She can hear someone on the ship calling her name.

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Lockard Young – Just looked in to see what condition my condition was in

Here’s another interesting author to add to your collection. Re-blogged from reading recommendations.wordpress.com

Reading Recommendations

I have had the pleasure of “knowing” Lockie Young online since I first promoted him and his writing on Reading Recommendations in Dec. 2013. Lockie returned in Dec. 2014 as part of an anthology put together by another RR-promoted author, Tim Baker. (An anthology to which I had also contributed a short story!) Then he returned once again in Mar. 2015 to tell us of a new novella. Lockie has also been featured in the Reading Recommendations Revisited portion of the blog.

Throughout these past two-plus years I’ve been friends with Lockie, he has always been a bright light, full of fun, encouragement, comraderie and support for his fellow authors. He’s strived to improve his writing and find new readers for his work, all the while helping everyone else to get ahead, as well. I can see just from the number of comments he receives on Facebook whenever he…

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Stats Reveal How to connect With Your Readers

Thank you for sharing. I will have to look at my stats and see what I can do to keep readers interested.

COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

The Daily Prompt: The Stat Connection

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Go to your Stats page and check your top 3-5 posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connection between them, and write about it.

Stats for the Cow Pasture Chronicles in 2015:

Views: 5,968
Vistors: 3,365

Top 3 Posts in 2015:

  1. Home Page/Archives – 1,137 views
  2. Submit or Not to Submit – This post had a total of 472 views.
  3. Top 5 Resources for Contests and Submissions – 310 views
  4. About Me  – 162 views
  5. Access Denied – received  116 views.

Top views went to the home page which includes the archives and my latest post. It’s the first impression point of connection. The other posts ranking highest in views offered information.

Writers at all levels understand the value of submitting work for publication. Submit or Not to Submit discussed the time-consuming but necessary tasks, outlined the benefits, and cautions of…

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