Pacing within Scenes – by September Fawkes…

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Pacing within Scenes – by September Fawkes…

Previously, I talked about pacing according to narrative arc–the whole story. Today, we are going to talk about scene-level pacing.

Pacing really happens at three levels:

– in the overall story (the narrative arc)

– in the scenes

– in the lines (passages and paragraphs)

We often think that the way to control pacing is to add or subtract words (probably because


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