I have taken several writing courses through the Children’s Book Academy and have absolutely loved and enjoyed the materials, meeting other writers and illustrators, and learning a great deal on improving my writing as well as my understanding of the craft and the publishing industry.
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If you have a love for writing and especially desire to refine, improve and learn more about Poetic Techniques, this is the course to take. In fact, probably the only online course out there regarding this specific area.
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Since it is Easter, I wanted to share what one of the creatures are like in Fablelands:
The Mad Bunnies I have drawn a quick sketch, please see below:
these are not your regular, cute bwaunies. They are adorable at first.
You wouldn't want to pet them. They do bite. Their eyes glow red and
they make a really strange vibrating sound when they are pissed off.
I swear it almost sounds like they are laughing. They have white fur that shimmer in the moonlight.
They live at the bases of trees where they like to dig holes beneath. I believe they enjoy eating poison mushrooms. That would explain why they are a bit on the mad side. Their bites are known to be leathal because of the poison lingering in their mouths. If a person is infected by one of these suckers, the reaction of such a bite result with something kind of like rabies in your dimension.
I think of pacing in my writing somewhat similar to tempo in music. I used to play the flute, clarinet and piano. While playing the piano, I learned about tempo and depending on the music, you would slow down, speed up, play softly or loud, hold a note long or short, that creates emotion and feeling into the song being played.
Well, I feel doing this with writing is not that far from the same if used as a technique. If you have a lot of action going on, you shorten your sentences and are more quick to the point. In scenes where you are layering details and building up characterization, these tend to be more detailed and visual. So there's a bit more written in the sentence.
So, depending on your story, you can add tempo to your writing effectively.
Here are some helpful articles on how to use pacing in your novel: