I’ve been recording and then editing the audio commentaries I promised as part of the Kickstarter I ran last month for the Dragons of Kaitstud omnibus edition. And doing that, the editing side of it especially, made me consider the power of pauses. In writing, we use commas, semi-colons, colons and periods, to control the flow of the reader. Showing them where to pause and encouraging them towards reading with a certain cadence. Pauses can be powerful.