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What’s the importance of pacing?

We are passing on this AutoCrit excellent blog, with permission from Jocelyn, for your perusal.

Thunderbolt

Ever watched a movie that was so packed full of non-stop action it left you feeling breathless? Exhilarated, maybe… but disconnected from the characters – unable to learn much about them amidst the constant stream of explosions, car chases and death-defying peril?

Or have you ever read a story where the author droned on for so long about their characters’ thoughts, feelings, family history, and childhood until you thought please… please just let something – anything – happen?

If so, you’ve more than likely encountered a problem with pacing.

Read the rest…

Get Ready for “Beguiled” Giveaway

We’re lucky to get a few wonderful items from Beguiled, the new film by Sofia Coppola.

Cpl. John McBurney is an injured Union soldier who finds himself on the run as a deserter during the Civil War. He seeks refuge at an all-female Southern boarding school where the teachers and students seem more than willing to help. Soon, sexual tensions lead to dangerous rivalries as the women tend to his wounded leg while offering him comfort and companionship.

What better way to write down your own diary but with the lovely Beguiled Journal. And be sure to sip your wine in the specialty wine glasses. Girls are better than boys!

The prize package includes a Beguiled Journal, set of Beguiled wine glasses, and a tank top. Three winners!