Great article! Another element you should consider adding or mentioning is the rythm, which is different than the pace. By that I mean the verbality of the written word, the fluidity of the text. Like a calm and refreshing river the very text itself should push you forward. Rythm is what lies underneath every good book, it’s what makes a book readable and reading effortless. And that’s the reason why reading out loud what you write is so important.