tonight’s random observation

I can tell I haven’t really gotten into the flow of a scene when all my paragraphs are of the same length. Long paragraphs and short ones are part of the dynamics and tempo of narrative; with no variation, everything’s at the same volume, the same pace. When they start contrasting more, it’s a sign I’m doing something right.

From this insight, I conclude I’m going to have to rewrite the first five hundred words of this scene.

But that’s a job for later.

0 Responses to “tonight’s random observation”

  1. lanerobins

    You know, I’ve never thought about it that way, but you’re utterly right! The march of unchanging paragraph shape always spells boredom and irritation for me as a reader and discontent as a writer.

    Picked up In Ashes Lie, and I’m looking forward to it!

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