Tool 18 ~ Set the pace with sentence length.

“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).



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