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Character Led Plotting: December OWL

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Presented by Samantha Bond Course Dates: 26 November — 23 December 2018 Cost: RWA Member—$55. Non-RWA Member—$88. Venue: Online – RWA Moodle Platform Booking link: About the course… Do you love writing but find that you either: •  have trouble coming up with ideas for stories, or •  start stories only to run out of steam part-way through? I had both of those issues once too. In fact, the main thing that scared the bejesus out of me when I started my first novel was knowing just what to write. I had the kernel of an idea and a …

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3 Ways To Pick Up The Pace Without Using Action

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We all know pacing is vital to the success of a story. There is no right or wrong—a high-stakes thriller might be very fast paced, while a regency tale of unrequited love a little slower, and both will be the better for it. One thing we can all agree on, however, is that pacing needs to vary in order to create an interesting read. Think of pacing like a rollercoaster. You know that feeling you get as it moves slowly, oh-so slowly to the top—then downdowndown in a rush? The thrill is greater because of the anticipation, the slowing of …