Crafting a Compelling Climax #atozchallenge #amwriting

Climaxes can be the most memorable part of a novel. It's the moments when your characters' futures are decided. Everything has been brought together for a final struggle and...personally, my writing usually stalls right about then. And I think it's partly because of the nature of a climax. Just before the climax, you get to … Continue reading Crafting a Compelling Climax #atozchallenge #amwriting

Isn’t It Climactic? The Structure of Stories

We tend to look for high points in our lives, and especially in our stories: things that tell us life is moving forward, going somewhere…and that we can’t go back. Events that tell us things have changed, preferably for better—and these events are climaxes. I think writers tend to obsess over climaxes: are we building … Continue reading Isn’t It Climactic? The Structure of Stories