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hpr2789 :: Pacing In Storytelling

Lostnbronx takes a stab at explaining why the pace of your story matters.

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Hosted by lostnbronx on 2019-04-11 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-0 license.
Tags: stories, storytelling, pacing, lostnbronx.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (1)

Part of the series: Random Elements of Storytelling

lostnbronx leads us on an investigation of the fundamentals of story telling.

Some stories, that are otherwise cookie-cutter in form, possessing familiar situations and clichéd characters, seem to nonetheless stand out. Other tales that might have great ideas, intriguing plots, and vivid characters, seem to hit the ground with a thud. The determining value here may lie with the pacing of the story.

How does pacing (that is, timing) affect your story? Why does it matter? Can you make improvements in the pace by moving things around? What’s the best approach for creating it to begin with?

Lostnbronx meanders for a while, often losing his way, and rarely making a coherent point regarding this complicated topic.


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Comment #1 posted on 2019-04-11T04:39:04Z by tuturto

what about non-fictional stories

I love listening to this series and started wondering, how applicable and/or easy would it to adapt these topics in non-fictional story that isn't a story at all? If there's a book that teaches readers about programming, can some of these topics be still relevant? Could a study book build towards some climatic revelation that is hinted more and more as it comes closer and then revealed in all its glory?

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