Adding Pace to Your Novel

Adding Pace to Your Novel

Many of the authors we meet have a great idea for a plot and have conjured up some very believable and interesting characters. But then they fail to write a great novel because they get the pace wrong. Either they race through events that should be savoured and enjoyed, even if it is only for the horror or disgust value, missing out vital details so the reader feels cheated. Or they spend too much time on long-winded descriptions so the reader wants to skip a few pages and get back to the action. Continue reading “Adding Pace to Your Novel”

Developing Subplots

Developing Subplots

Never underestimate the power of adding subplots when writing a novel, but remember that subplots should never overshadow the main story. Often, they will intertwine with the main story, but they can be used to add humour to an otherwise dark story and they can even be used to add extra significance around other characters in the book, so that you are also interested in them in the parts in the book where the main character isn’t around. Continue reading “Developing Subplots”