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What’s The Difference Between a Thriller and a Mystery? Pacing.

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I took my kids to the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford, NJ. For you that don’t know what that is, it’s the East Coast’s answer to the Mall of America... only bigger. It boasts of having a waterpark, amusement park, aquarium, and ski park. 

The day had endless possibilities. I didn’t know what to expect, so I packed a bit of everything... swimsuits, change of clothes, hats… how do you dress for a day that brings two weather climates together at the same time under one roof? 

We decided on the waterpark. Of course, my sons picked the highest, longest family slide to tackle first. The first flight of stairs was no problem. The second flight was also not a problem. By the time I got to the third flight, the burn in my knees started and as I got to the fourth flight, I was looking for an elevator. Who knew what was up there, but boy did I want to know!

When we finally arrived at the top, we all got into the toboggan and we were off! After the first drop, fear set in. The kind of fear where you can’t scream and just hold on. I didn’t know we were on the world’s largest watercoaster. The thrill of it all did not disappoint.
So, what’s my point? Pacing. Pacing Pacing. Pacing is the difference between a mystery and a thriller. I hope you enjoy this article by Michael Neff, What’s The Difference Between a Thriller and a Mystery? Pacing.



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