Put the Brakes On

A good way to mess up a story is to circle too fast, which creates instant complexity. Too many details and too much speed cause some kids to drop out fast. 

How do you know that they have dropped out? Just look at them – look in their eyes and you will see that they don’t know what is going on.

Staying on one idea, circling it slowly and properly, and letting the story develop along the lines of its own energy leads to success. You don’t want to lose your class just because four of them want you to go at a certain too fast speed. Put the brakes on! There is a fine art to driving a story forward in an interesting way with the brakes on.

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