LAUREN CLARKE loves words. She is an editor, author coach and content creator specialising in the romance industry. With more than 16 years of experience under her belt, Lauren has edited and coached a host of traditionally and independently published authors, some New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers amongst them. In 2019, her work on the book Long Shot with Kennedy Ryan garnered her a RITA Award.
She has edited and crafted stories for some of Australia’s leading magazines as well as working with some of the world’s top romance and women’s fiction authors to help them hone their craft.
8 July 2023 at 1:10:00 am
Pacing - Using Sleeping Beauty to show and understand pacing - For all genres and ages
Pacing is the rhythm of a story. It refers to how slow or fast the story is moving forward. It is governed by the speed and length of a scene that the writer distributes the information: pacing controls, the speed and intensity of your story. Ideally, the writer needs to mix them all together, so you do not lose your readers. Using the classic tale of Sleeping Beauty, Lauren Clarke will examine how the story progresses and ensure you can identify where the ups, lulls, speeding or slowing down occur and why.