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3 Techniques for Fixing Your Pacing

August 16th, 2021

There’s a writing skill that many novelists struggle with. It’s something that read-a-chapter-a-month critique groups often miss: Pacing.

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.

Techniques to try:
1 - Beat Sheets
2 - Varying sentence structure

3 - Shuffling scenes

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