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Dec
22nd
2016

Let's Talk About Pacing · 2:59pm Dec 22nd, 2016

Because I wanted to and why not?

Anyway, pacing: how fast or slow a story moves and how the audience is engaged in it. I have no idea why, but it's one of the things I look at the most when I'm deciding whether a story is good or not. Is it fast? Slow? Could it afford to be faster? Slower?

So, what's good pacing? This is good pacing, as shown by Star Wars:

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Report Rambling Writer · 436 views · #pacing
Jul
2nd
2016

Slow pacing · 5:07pm Jul 2nd, 2016

Hey! Right now I'm only doing a quarter of a chapter a day, and thats all I wanted to say! So, R.S. Out!

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May
15th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Keeping Things Moving and in Context · 7:59pm May 15th, 2017

So this last weekend I came to a conclusion. I'd spent the week writing, as usual, working on the first draft of Jungle (you know, that sequel to that Colony book everyone keeps talking about), but between being sick and low on sleep (said sickness really, really wanted me to sleep), something just wasn't clicking. Something about the chapter I was working on, even when I finished it, felt off.

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Jul
28th
2017

Classic Being a Better Writer: Pacing · 7:04pm Jul 28th, 2017

From the site! Naturally.

Welcome back to another classic Being a Better Writer post!

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Sep
16th
2019

Being a Better Writer’s Summer of Cliche Writing Advice: Let Your Readers Breathe · 6:53pm Sep 16th, 2019

Hello readers! Today’s post is going to be short and sweet because … well, to put it bluntly, I am majorly under the weather. Fever last night and through the night, stomach doing more flips than a circus acrobat, and other, less savory stuff.

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Aug
1st
2016

Romance Pacing Done Wrong · 5:54pm Aug 1st, 2016

Ah, romance... What a wonderful, wonderful thing, both to experience and to read.

Two individuals, slowly growing closer and closer together, their relationship changing, evolving into something new and beautiful, like a butterfly. Noticing something special about the other for the first time, first confession, first kiss... It's a beautiful process that takes time.

Why don't people get it?

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May
31st
2020

Hello Fellow Readers and Writers! · 11:40am May 31st

Hi! It's me. This is my first blog post and will not be my last. I am publishing a story and would like feedback after it is published. This blog post is just something that I expect to see in a lot of criticism, and that is pacing. If anyone has any pointers on the topic, I will gladly accept it with open arms. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the story when it goes up!


Have a nice day!

Oct
3rd
2016

Being a Better Writer: Don't Rush · 8:45pm Oct 3rd, 2016

Just a heads up, there may be a skipped BaBW post in the coming weeks, as I work to get Colony ready for release. Scheduling, time in a day, and all that.

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Aug
27th
2018

Being a Better Writer: Cliffhangers · 11:06pm Aug 27th, 2018

Jun
19th
2015

A New Story · 5:54pm Jun 19th, 2015

Howdy, folks. Just wanted to tell y'all about my new story, Lazarus Bethany. I'm not going to say much about it, except that it's different. If you're following me, it's probably because of LBS or Everybody Wants to Have Sex With Twilight. This is considerably more serious and less funny than those. Just a warning, for those who want to read it and have an idea of what they're getting themselves into.

Apr
25th
2020

The Universal Engagement Curve presentation · 7:53pm April 25th

I gave my presentation at Ponyfest earlier today!

Unfortunately, we had some pretty major technical issues, so I lost almost half of my time, but I did end up giving the presentation, even if I had to skip some slides for time.

I believe that Ponyfest will be uploading all the panels online at some point, but the PowerPoint presentation I did is up on Google Docs for people to peruse at their leisure.

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Sep
12th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Avoiding a Sagging Middle · 3:20pm Sep 12th, 2016

All right! And we’re back with today’s follow-up to one of our more recent posts! Remember? The one about health?

Okay, I’m actually joking. This isn’t a post about that. But it was too good an opportunity a joke to pass up. Sagging middle … anyway …

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Mar
6th
2017

Being a Better Writer: Digging Deeper With Characters · 10:06pm Mar 6th, 2017

Yes! Being a Better Writer has returned to Monday!

Honestly, I think I just got lucky this week in not being called into work today, but even so, it feels good to be working on BaBW on a Monday again! This is the day when it's supposed to go down ... Well, up, technically.

Today is also the first day we'll be going off of Topic List IX! That's right, new list, new topics!

Which brings us to today's topic of choice: digging deeper with characters!

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Oct
15th
2018

Finally a useful tip · 7:26pm Oct 15th, 2018

So I got some advice for my writing that actually is helpful. A friend of mine said that while the action scene in the first chapter was fine, it kind of dragged on too long. This is something that I fully understand. How I'll do things now is cut up actions scenes and cut to different scenes in the meantime, then get back to the action later. This will give the reader make everything much more well paced.

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May
16th
2016

I promise chapter six is coming along. · 12:07am May 16th, 2016

Currently the chapter comes in at 10k. I thought about releasing it where it's at right now, but I think it needs at least one more scene after the one I'm currently on. My PPSEFF (Pre-reader Proofreader Sometimes Editor Friend Forever) said a couple things that made me think about the pacing, and I decided the story needs to be sped up a bit, so the next chapter will see things moving along faster than they have.

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Jan
26th
2020

Making a Good Story · 6:23pm January 26th

Greetings everyone!
I’m sure many of you have noticed the “How to make a good story?” threads popping up from time to time in many groups and blogs of FIMFiction. While it is impossible to fully answer that question in a meaningful way, certain aspects of a good story can be elaborated on.

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Aug
17th
2019

Weekly Wander Update (Week One): On Starting Over · 11:57pm Aug 17th, 2019


Thank Tayman for this quality meme.

This will be a weekly blog series, posted on Saturdays, related to my attempts at writing. As this is the first blog of this type, it will also be the longest. Future update blogs will be posted on Saturday as well but probably not nearly as lengthy as this one. So buckle in: it's gonna be a long one.

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Mar
30th
2020

Being a Better Writer: Escalation · 9:13pm March 30th

Welcome back readers! I trust you had an enjoyable weekend? For many of you given current conditions I imagine it wasn’t too different from the actual week.

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Jul
30th
2016

Story pace: your thoughts? · 2:33am Jul 30th, 2016

So, I have a question for everypony. I wanted to ask what pace you want me to put my stories out. Do you want me to put one out, focus on that one till its finished, then go onto another? Or, would you like me to put out multiple at once? You decide my friends:twilightsmile:

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Dec
2nd
2019

Being a Better Writer: Tension · 10:51pm Dec 2nd, 2019

Welcome back readers! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving weekend! Or, if you’re from a place that doesn’t celebrate that fairly American holiday, a good weekend all the same.

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