Slowing Down & Speeding Up

There are certain parts of your story that need to be slowed down and parts that should be sped up. But how do you know which parts need what?

Questions About Parts to Slow Down

  • Is this part describing characters?
  • Is this part developing characters?
  • Is this part describing setting?
  • Is this part building tension?
  • Is this part the climax?
  • Is this part the resolution?

Questions About Parts to Speed Up

  • Is this part necessary but a bit dull?
  • Do I really even need this part?