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Fiction Pacing: Professional Techniques for Slow and Fast Pace Effects

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This book teaches professional techniques for slowing down the pace for emotion and suspense, and for speeding it up for action and excitement. Please note: this is an advanced-level book, not suitable for beginner writers.


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This book teaches professional techniques for slowing down the pace for emotion and suspense, and for speeding it up for action and excitement. Please note: this is an advanced-level book, not suitable for beginner writers.

30 review for Fiction Pacing: Professional Techniques for Slow and Fast Pace Effects

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anna

    This is one of my favorites in Rayne Hall's excellent series. I appreciated her information on when to slow down to give your characters (and the readers) time to emotionally process while giving insights into the mystery thread. ("Slow-paced sections are your story’s wells of emotion.") Also excellent points about internal dialogue, adjectives, adverbs, and memories slowing pacing...which is good in certain parts of the book and bad in others. "Verbs define the pace of a section. For a fast-pace This is one of my favorites in Rayne Hall's excellent series. I appreciated her information on when to slow down to give your characters (and the readers) time to emotionally process while giving insights into the mystery thread. ("Slow-paced sections are your story’s wells of emotion.") Also excellent points about internal dialogue, adjectives, adverbs, and memories slowing pacing...which is good in certain parts of the book and bad in others. "Verbs define the pace of a section. For a fast-paced section, write each sentence so that the verb is the most vivid part.... Nouns are the most important words in slow-paced sections." "If you write a fast-paced scene without a clear goal and story question, the section can feel rushed and without purpose." Lots to work on after such a short read!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Levi Borba

    Just like the other books from Rayne Hall that I read, this one is great in terms of theory and examples. The "professional techniques" is not an exagerattion and here you will find some of the wisest insights in terms of writing advices. BUT, just like the other books from Rayne Hall that I read, the excerpts at the end of the book do not make justice to the rest. That is why I subtract one star. Just like the other books from Rayne Hall that I read, this one is great in terms of theory and examples. The "professional techniques" is not an exagerattion and here you will find some of the wisest insights in terms of writing advices. BUT, just like the other books from Rayne Hall that I read, the excerpts at the end of the book do not make justice to the rest. That is why I subtract one star.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Alma

    This isn't a book but rather a brief collection of mini-articles with pacing tips. It's nowhere nearly as in-depth as necessary to really bring value but it's a good starting point when you have a pacing problem and you need to diagnose where it's coming from. This isn't a book but rather a brief collection of mini-articles with pacing tips. It's nowhere nearly as in-depth as necessary to really bring value but it's a good starting point when you have a pacing problem and you need to diagnose where it's coming from.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Laney

    definitely buying Very insightful as always with Rayne. One of the things I was still struggling with was pacing and this helps it make sense that slow and fast work together just in the right places.

  5. 4 out of 5

    LeAnn Robinson

    Fabulous Jeez, this author's books are jam packed with lots of techniques, several of which I have not seen before. I'm now going to read a bunch of her other books. I've become a real fan. Fabulous Jeez, this author's books are jam packed with lots of techniques, several of which I have not seen before. I'm now going to read a bunch of her other books. I've become a real fan.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Lay

    This will have a huge impact on your writing. I have read a number of books in this series now. Although some of the content does overlap, each book has really helped me to hone specific skills. This series is the most practical I have come across.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Peggy Miller

    Way to pace! Thank you for laying out the way to, as well as explaining how to apply pacing to your writing. This information was invaluable.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Blackshear

    Easy to apply Although this book is very short, it is equally concise and well presented. The tips are appropriate and easy to apply. Well done.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Christopher Kattner

    Clear and easy to follow with concise examples.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Elle Kay

    This is a practical guide to pacing. It gives you quick and easy to implement tips. Definitely have your work-in-progress handy as you read it.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sieben

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mr. P. T. Jackson

  13. 4 out of 5

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  14. 5 out of 5

    Lille Roomets

  15. 5 out of 5

    Chanelle Nash

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sam Pisciotta

  17. 4 out of 5

    Donald Standeford

  18. 5 out of 5

    dawn clark

  19. 5 out of 5

    Celeste DeAngelis

  20. 4 out of 5

    Gloria Ferris

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bob Hoffmann

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tere Fredericks

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lester Glavey

  24. 5 out of 5

    CloudBerry

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    Roman

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ramesh

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  28. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

  29. 5 out of 5

    Tara Van Cleave

  30. 5 out of 5

    Janelle Trees

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