Tell Me a Story - writing tips
All plots must have form and proportion. The story must have balance. Stories that are in balance are beautiful, get it wrong and things start to look ugly.
- A plot should never be a tirade of devastation and emotional distress. Readers soon get fed up of things like that, they feel worn out.
- Readers need to equate with characters. You make this rapport possible by making sure the events COULD happen in that type of situation.
- The pace of the plot should vary. Some scenes must be more tranquil than others.
- After a chapter dealing with an important incident, give your readers time to recover by composing a slower paced scene .... not a dull scene of course, but one with fewer contrasts, fewer ups and downs.
- Make your plot compatible with life but LARGER than life.
Give your readers interesting and believable variation and if you're lucky, they’ll give you time.
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