Larry Brooks will be teaching a workshop onPacing on Friday, June 25th
Workshop description: Pacing is a function of planning. Whether your plan emerges from a pre-writing process or an organic drafting process, or some combination of the two, everything depends on knowing what’s coming next, and why.
Pacing is the great equalizer of fiction — everything else in the story can be stellar, but if the pacing is off it probably won’t sell. Because if the pacing is off, then chances are the structure of the story isn’t working as well as it should. This workshop will illuminate the classic four-part structure for storytelling that allows writers to optimize pacing through an understanding of major story milestones, how to set them up and pay them off, where they go in the sequence and what makes them effective in context to each other when they get there.
Bio: Larry Brooks is a bestselling author of five novels and the creator of Storyfix.com, an instructional resource for writers of novels and screenplays. His book, “Story Engineering: Mastering the Six Core Competencies of Successful Writing” will be published in early 2011 by Writers Digest Books.