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Move Along, Folks: How to Pace Your Novel with Kay Kenyon
June 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am PST
This workshop will look at strategies to identify and avoid the doldrums of long fiction. Pacing is the speed at which the story unfolds for the reader. While some scenes call for a leisurely pace, the most common pacing error in unpublished manuscripts is moving too slowly overall. Watered down momentum leads to reader frustration and boredom. Slow pacing often results from lack of underlying drama, timid protagonists, structural and scene misjudgments and page-level deadeners. Whew! But never fear, we shall overcome these things!
We’ll begin with the underpinnings that give horsepower to a novel’s unfolding. Then we’ll turn to classic pacing mistakes at key story points and avoiding them through optimal story structure. Finally we’ll visit scene-level techniques that can keep the wind in your story’s sails.
Join Kay Kenyon for a workshop in which she teaches you the whys and wherefores of pacing. Limited enrollment (15); scholarships available.
See class details here for more information and to enroll.