Pace/brevity

This morning I read James Patterson tips on how to write an unputdownable story:

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3029052/worlds-best-selling-author-james-patterson-on-how-to-write-an-unputdownable-story

His thoughts on pace and leaving out the parts of a story people are likely to skip, really resonated with me. It might sound obvious, but if there is lengthy description and too much detail in a story I do skip it to get back to the plot and what is actually happening. And in my own work brevity is my aim. I try and set a scene and create atmosphere with as few words as possible, hopefully just enough. And I love imagery but I love to condense it into a couple of words, a sentence at most. I think of it as a very short style and it’s certainly not for everyone, but I was really glad to read this man’s words and think yes, I’m perhaps heading in the right direction here.

 

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About sukifleet

Suki Fleet currently lives in the heart of England. Her childhood was quite unconventional and she spent some time living on a boat and travelling at sea with her family. Since she was very small she has always dreamed of writing for a living, but though she has written original fiction online for years and encouraged many new writers to keep going and follow their author dreams, it is only recently she got the courage to make her own dream a reality and actually send something off to a publisher. By day she runs her own business selling fabric (her second love) and juggling family commitments, by night she weaves the stories that the characters in her head dictate. These stories often start with pain or longing but always end with love.
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