Dancing with the Sags
Saguaro Series IV
I confess to having little coordination when it comes to dancing (which is why I will not be signing up for Zumba classes anytime soon, as fun as I think they’d be).
But there’s something to be said about movement – about flow and the energy created by things in motion. Even the suggestion of motion spurs the desire to toss hands in the air and let loose, doesn’t it? At least that’s what I think every time I see a dancing saguaro in the desert.
I don’t know about you, but suddenly, I want to dance.
For Readers: What do you prefer in your fiction: fast movement from the start, or slower plots that ease their way into action? Are sweeping twists and turns the hallmarks of a great novel, or do slight dips and toe-taps excite you just as much?
For Writers: What techniques do you employ to ensure forward momentum in your stories? Are hidden secrets part of the mix? Revelation of character motivation? Or do you rely on the shocking actions of your characters to create movement? What else do you pull from your bag of tricks to ensure your words dance from the page?