Lisa Cheng, an editor with Running Press Kids, discussed pacing with MidSouth Conference attendees.
A few highlights:
There are many pitfalls with pacing.
Raise your stakes as you write. Introduce conflicts and ask yourself how to give the conflicts meaning. Show repercussions.
Don't end at the climax; show what happens as a result.
Chapter cuts and placement are important. They are the basis of structure and pacing.