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Severe Discomfort for Your Reader? Good Pacing Will Do That:)

I recently went to see a play called Children of Eden.

My son was an ensemble member of the cast and I was beyond excited to hear his beautiful, Broadway-belt voice open up the second act. "Generations!!!" I think he held that final note for thirty seconds and the quality of the sound had improved since I heard him sing it on opening night. It was deeper, richer and more ebullient. Needless to say, I was one proud mama. He really does have a fantastic voice and I'm not the only one who thinks so. I guess that's the true test of a mother's bias:)

The rest of the play was interesting, too, the action ebbing and flowing, the tension growing, nearly overwhelming, as Cain killed Abel and Noah almost sacrificed Yonah. Then there was forgiveness and hope for a happy future. And then it hit me--this play has great pacing!
Even though I'm familiar with the biblical tales, I was still worried about what was going to happen. I was riveted and then very upset when murder …