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How to write a Massive Cast of Characters

So today I want to talk about the massive cast of character. I am talking about main and secondary characters (not the odd village baker passing through a random scene, never to be heard from again).

If you’re not sure what I mean by large cast of characters, think Lord of the Rings. As well as the main cast of the Fellowship, there were additional characters that came in and hung around for a while, fleshed out and with their own thread in the plot.

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How to Set the Pacing of your Story

I have read a number of articles that talk about speeding up your story. They talk about how a writer can “bog down” the plot by going too slowly.

How the plot should barrel along like some runaway train, dragging the reader with it. So today’s post is about pacing.