The roller coaster technique is one that I like to use. This post from Dan Alatorre’s blog explains it very well.
Using my unreleased manuscript An Angel On Her Shoulder, I am showing you my techniques for reworking a story into a more readable, more enjoyable piece. It’s 45+ lessons in about 45 days. (To start at Chapter 1, click HERE.)
To view it best, bring up the two versions in different windows and view them side by side to see what was changed.
Then give me your thoughts in the comment section.
Writing A Roller Coaster
Tip #1: If there’s a hill, there probably has to be a valley. (Maybe a twisty turn.)
This scene follows a pretty dramatic one. It would be really hard to get a second reveal going right now; it could be great and it won’t have the same punch. Readers just had a thrill, so like a roller coaster that just dropped down a big hill, we’ll do something else.
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