Snake River Writers

Snake River Writers Conference

Friday & Saturday - Sept 27-28, 2019

Chad Morris

Pacing: Fast, slow, go go go!


If you go too slow, you're boring. And readers will drop your book. If you go to fast, you may miss the drama, the emotion, the thrill. And readers will drop your book. This class will discuss everything from scenes to dialogue, to entire story arcs, and how to keep your story clipping along. It will also give you examples and a box of tools, like action, mystery, and humor to help your pacing when it lags. Plus, if there's time, Chad will teach you how to become a ninja Jedi in seven easy steps.

Chad grew up wanting to become a professional basketball player or a rock star. (Inspired by Animal from The Muppets, he has been banging on drums since he was eight years old.) Neither of those plans quite panned out. After high school, he left the Rocky Mountains to live in Brazil for a few years then returned home to write and perform sketch comedy while going to college. He graduated from BYU with a couple of degrees and became a teacher and a curriculum writer. Author of The Cragbridge Hall series, Mustaches for Maddie, and Squint.