Top horror writer Stephen King knows a few tricks in the trade. Let’s take advantage of him and benefit from his experience by reading 17 Must Read Screenwriting Lessons From Stephen King. One sample here, advice number 16: “Mostly when I think of pacing, I go back to Elmore Leonard, who explained it so perfectly by saying he just left out the boring parts. This suggests cutting to speed the pace and that’s what most of us end up having to do (kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.)”. Wise words.