The impact of ‘before’ and ‘after’ in fiction writing: Tacit and explicit chronology of action – by Louise Harnby…

When the order of characters’ movements is told with the words ‘before’ and ‘after’, there’s a risk that readers will focus on timeline rather than story. That distraction can reduce engagement and dumb down the writing.

In this article, we’ll look at tacit and explicit chronologies of action, and assess which style of writing is more immersive and why.

​Here’s what to look out for and how to fix the problem.

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