Worldbuilding Wednesday: Ups And Downs

Life has its ups and downs. Busy times and quiet times. So does your fiction.

Non-stop action is good for an adrenaline rush, but as science will tell you, adrenaline rushes are, by their nature, short bursts of panic-energy that are designed to get you out of immediate danger. Not prolonged sessions of excitement.

Your own action scenes will have much more impact when you break them with quieter scenes of introspection and reaction. Give your characters time to comprehend the consequences of the action scenes, and your readers will also have the chance to understand their full significance.

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I write about quirky people finding their own crazy paths to happily ever after. I can’t wait to see what they come up with, either. My short contemporary romantic comedy, Forever Material, is about a Dating Diva who keeps breaking her own rules when it comes to Mr. Wrong and Mr. Right. All Romance EbooksSmashwordsBarnes and NobleAmazon She’s absolutely sure he’s not the marrying kind… He’s absolutely sure she’s right… But he’s still going to prove her wrong.