Write or wrong

My writing this week has been all school related. A tad depressing indeed but I’ve been thinking about my writing even if I haven’t been doing it. Specifically, I’ve been pondering pace. At LTUE, more than one panelist mentioned that you can’t have a story that is constantly on the run. People need some time to breathe, digest, think, care. If you push too much, then what should be a roller coaster ride becomes and exhausting climb. That’s bad. To that extent I’ve been pondering my stories and wondering if I have those peaks and valleys that keep a reader interested but not out of breath. Because the other extreme is equally bad. It’s called BORING!!

I believe I see a need to go back and identify those moments when I’m done with my stories to make sure I have a good flow and some inconsistency to mix things up a bit. I’d love to do it now but I need to write. The temptation to go back and fix before you are finished is something I struggle with all the time. But that, is for another post.

This is the Novel Mage saying *POOF*

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About markminson

Mark Minson lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enjoys playing games with his wife and five kids. He loves to sing and can often be found whistling as he walks. An avid shoe-wearer, you might run into him strolling down memory lane -- either his or somebody else’s. He brings humor to life through his many accents and movie quotes. He found his magic long ago, in a high school far, far away and now happily shares it with you. May you find your magic and share it with others.
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