Two-Part Story Pacing Workshop
presented by Arielle Haughee
April 23, 2022
12:30 p.m. at the Suntree/Viera Public Library
902 Jordan Blass Drive, Melbourne, Florida
Your Pacing Score: A Numeric System for Finding Slow Spots (and Tips to Fix Them)
One of the most common issues in novel drafts is pacing. Too fast? Too slow? Saggy middle? The initial challenge is gaining perspective on your manuscript. That’s where a scoring system can help you analyze your scene flow and determine slow spots. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to score your scenes, determine the appropriate flow of pacing, and get top tips for how to adjust your scene as needed.
Mastering Pacing in Action Scenes
Action scenes need to be deliberately constructed in order to deliver that powerful punch to the reader. In this workshop, you’ll learn five elements that create fast-paced action scenes readers won’t want to put down. Don’t let your big scene flop with too much information. Learn what to keep, what to cut, and what to emphasize as we break down popular examples. Leave ready to put these five elements to use in your own work.
About Arielle Haughlee
Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is a six-time RPLA-winning author and the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing. She is an editor, speaker, and writing coach, and also the Executive Vice President and Conference Chair for the Florida Writers Association. She is the author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, Falling Into You, the children’s books Grumbler, Joyride, Pling’s Party, and Sixth Sunday as well as the editor of the How I Met My Other anthology series and the creator of the Focus Journal line of journals. She was honored with the President’s Award from FWA in 2020, and in 2021 Pling’s Party was awarded Children’s Book of the Year.