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