Anonymous asked: I’m having trouble making my story long enough. I have a conflict, character motivations, etc.; everything a story needs, but I feel like either my pacing is too fast or I don’t have enough events in my story. I’m afraid if my story is too short it will be unfulfilling for readers.
If there are scenes and events you can add that will help move the story forward, you can go ahead and add them. Just don’t add filler scenes. Come up with a scene that would be fun, but would also accomplish something important.
One of the best ways to bulk up your word count is by including vivid description. Here are some description links to help:
How to Make Simple Writing More Vivid
Describing Physical Appearance
Horror by Daylight
Describing Clothing and Appearance
You can also slow the pace of your story by writing longer sentences, longer scenes, and incorporating exposition and introspection. Dialogue can slow the pace down, but it can also speed it up depending on what the dialogue is used for. Dialogue that focuses on character development, establishing back story, or illustrating setting can slow things down.
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