L.A. Kennedy

Beyond the story

by Amanda Patterson Pacing is the rhythm of a story, and every story has ups and downs, and those ups and downs all have a different pace. Pacing controls the speed and intensity of your story. If you have too many fast-paced scenes, you will exhaust your reader. If you have too many slow-paced scenes, you …

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BY BRENT HARTINGER Your first book was well received—hooray! But how can you ensure success when writing sequels? These 7 secrets will help you pen part two with finesse. Why are there so few great sequels? In the realm of movies, rare favorites include Toy Story 2 and 3, The Dark Knight and Aliens. Among books, …

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