I am writing a scene where a character is performing a series of actions but for some reason the sentence flow isn't quite working for me. The problem is over-reliance on "Then". This is a problem especially since a lot of actions are happening.
Here is an example:
The next thing Winthrop did was group the torn halves of the paper together, slice them into four, and once more until he held eight congruous rectangles. Then he released them from his hand, letting the pieces fall to the floor like dead leaves from a tree.