The Blank Spaces in our Stories: The Messages Writers Send Readers Between The Words


  1. Patricia Stoltey
    Patricia Stoltey October 24, 2013 at 9:42 am .

    Another excellent post, Kym and Mark. I used a lot of these blank spaces in my most recent manuscript. With multiple points of view and action taking place in three different states, it was a challenge to keep the timing right and stay in the correct character’s mind. The scene breaks and chapter breaks had to have clear transitions too. Writing that one kept me on my toes.

    1. Kym-n-Mark Todd
      Kym-n-Mark Todd October 24, 2013 at 2:24 pm .

      Thanks, Patricia, for chiming in. Always an honor and a pleasure to have a pro offer her own insights. Sounds like you know what you’re doing and, as a result, so do your readers and fans!

  2. Julie Luek
    Julie Luek October 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm .

    I always learn so much from all you pros! Thanks for the little lesson. Yup, this one gets bookmarked too!

    1. Kym-n-Mark Todd
      Kym-n-Mark Todd October 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm .

      Ha! Thanks, Julie. We love sitting at your feet as well, and nice to reciprocate once in a while.

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