For reasons, I am oddly proud of the very end of this episode.
This month’s Master Class episodes focus on pacing, and we’re dividing the concept of pacing into two parts: the first is the sense of progress within the story, and the second is the sense of the passage of time. In this episode we tackle that first bit, and discuss how we communicate progress to the readers.We talk a bit about the concept of “promises made to the reader,” which we covered in more detail during episode 10.14. You may want to refer back to that at some point.
Listen to the full episode here: Writing Excuses 10.31: How Do I Control the Reader’s Sense of Progress? » Writing Excuses