33. Get Your Story's Pacing Right With "Stop & Think Moments"

After every scene plays out, it's important to give the protagonist (and the reader) a moment to reflect on what happened and think about what to do next. These “stop and think” moments are critical in making a novel emotionally satisfying, because this is where real character growth happens! Let's discuss the anatomy of these moments.

In this lesson, we'll cover:

  • The 3 parts of a stop-and-think moment.

  • Why these moments are so important.

  • A common mistake when writing action scenes.

  • How to maintain tension during these moments.

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41. How To Write Great Dialogue

Good dialogue makes your book stand out to publishers and readers. Try these exercises to add subtext and refine your characters' lines.

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