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Rhythm and Sequences: How Graeme Simsion does it

We’ve been looking at the rolling, mid-level rhythm of story, and how sequences might be the way to achieve that.  The Bestseller Code* gave us a list of the top ten books with good rhythms (none of which were as good/steady as TDC* and FSoG*).

The book I picked from the list to test the sequences=rhythm theory–the theory that sequences are the path to purposely developing this rhythm–was Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project,* and I think it was a good choice for several reasons. Continue reading

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Sequences: What are they?

Last updated 2.18.20

Last post, I said I’d do a master storyteller post, or three, on Rhythm.  Well, I found that I needed more guidance. Continue reading

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Rhythm in Plotting: The Bestseller’s best-kept secret – Part 2

We’re looking at how to create the regular, rhythmic beat that The Bestseller Code says exists in the top two bestselling adult books of all time, Fifty Shades of Gray and The Da Vinci Code.

When we left off last week, we were wondering how, specifically, to create this rhythm. Continue reading


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