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 Pacing and Tension: A Feedback Loop -- by Suzie Quint  New Blog!
Today at 11:30

One bit of wisdom that comes with experience is that in tense scenes you want the pacing to pop. The tricks of the trade for fast tension? Short sentences, short paragraphs, everything short. Boom. Boom. Boom. Pop. Pop. Pop.

In general, I believe that. And yet . . . I've read scenes where the author has dragged the tension out for pages and pages. Almost to the point where it's been painful for me as reader. Nothing fast about that.   [more...]
Response from Rellrod Today at 20:47
I think Susie's point is that it's not a specific way of writing sentences that achieves the resu...  [read all 3 responses...]

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