Matt Gilliard of 52 Book Reviews has been running a nifty blog series called Spec Fic Writers 101, in which he's invited various SFF authors to discuss the nuts and bolts of writing craft. I was delighted to be asked to take part (thanks to Stina Leicht for suggesting me, and Matt for the invitation!). Today's my turn on the stage, and I chose to discuss pacing: one of the most important things to get right in a novel, and yet one of the most difficult areas to evaluate in your own writing. Addressing the issue of pacing was what helped me take The Whitefire Crossing to publishable level. So come on over and benefit from my hard-earned lessons, as I share all my best tips, tricks, and examples.
I also heartily recommend the other posts in the series, all chock-full of great advice:
Spec Fic 101: Prose with Myke Cole
Spec Fic 101: Characters with Stina Leicht
Spec Fic 101: Plotting with Michael J. Sullivan
Spec Fic 101: Worldbuilding with Ken Scholes
Spec Fic 101: Research with Teresa Frohock