“Vary sentences to influence the reader’s speed.”
I can only compare this concept to music–make the pages sing, writers!
“Writers name three strategic reasons to slow the pace of a story:
1. To simplify the complex — in another word — CLARITY.
2. To create suspense — great example — Jesus wept.
3. To focus on the emotional truth — again — Jesus wept.
“So write with a combination of short, medium and long sentences. Create a sound that pleases the reader’s ear. Don’t just write words. Write music” (91).