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New Writing Excuses episode + Updates

This month the Writing Excuses Master Class divides the concept of pacing into two parts: the sense of progress within the story, and the sense of the passage of time. In this week’s episode, How Do I Control the Reader’s Sense of Progress?, we tackle that first part, and discuss how we communicate progress to the readers.

Last week, in Tor.com’s continuing reread posts for Words of Radiance, Shallan pored over maps and practiced her Lightweaving on the way to meet with her dazzling betrothed. This week, in Chapter 48, we jump back in time to see the effects of her Middlefest interventions . . . and the lack thereof.

My assistant Adam has updated the Twitter post archive for July.






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