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Online class: April 1-30, 2008

"Pacing: How To Create A Page-Turning Manuscript"

by Mary Buckham

Registration $30 at www.WriterUniv.com/

What keeps a book intriguing enough to have fans turn

the pages and not set it down? How can one author’s

books have you riveted and another’s leave you feeling

ho-hum? Ever wondered if there are key craft tips and

techniques to balance fast-paced conflict, tension,

suspense or mystery, action and emotion? In PACING:

HOW TO CREATE A PAGE TURNING MANUSCRIPT you’ll learn:

* The ingredients of a page turner

* What hooks are and how to maximize them

* The power of effective scenes

* Common pacing pitfalls to avoid

* The ten elements of strong pacing

* How to use subplots and secondary characters

* How to avoid a sagging middle

* What a beat is and how to use it

* Great beginnings & endings that have your readers

wanting more!

Mary Buckham’s debut Romantic Suspense novel, THE

MAKEOVER MISSION, was a Silhouette Intimate Moments

release. Her second novel, INVISIBLE RECRUIT was a May

2006 Silhouette Bombshell. She has hundreds of

free-lance articles to her credit, a non-fiction book

and is a former Magazine Editor. Currently she is a

national writing-workshop presenter, both online and

at conferences and wherever writers meet around the

country. Visit www.MaryBuckham.com for more

information about her and her current writing

projects.

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