Feelings/Thoughts + Action + Dialogue
*Good writing is really about the balance between the action, the dialogue, and the thoughts and feelings in the story. One difference between a good story and a bad story is the thoughts and feelings. When a writer doesn't tell what he or she is thinking and feeling, it's just a list of what happened. It's a news report. The audience can't care because the writer hasn't figured out why he or she cares. It's the intensity of the writer's reflections - his or her willingness to figure out and show what's going on inside.
Use a blend of action, feelings or thoughts, and dialogue to achieve good prose. Go back and forth between the three to achieve a good flow and speed.
Pacing and Scenes
*Pacing is critical to good writing because pacing is used to control the speed of the plot. Pacing is controlling time. The writer sometimes slows the pace by putting more detail in, but sometimes also hurries over details, leaving out the uninteresting parts that aren’t central to the piece’s So what?
Pacing deals with the flow of the story.There is no set formula for pacing. The more you read and the more you write, the more intuitive pacing will become and the more you will find your own narrative rhythm.