Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Wednesday's Writer's Tip - Writing ABC - Ending - Decision Time #MFRWauthor #writing
The Black Moment has passed and the hero or heroine believes all is lost. Now comes the decision time. Do they accept or do they fight for what they want?
If they accept all is lost, the story could have a flat ending. The reader might finish the book but they might not buy another by this writer. Why? Readers like to see the hero or heroine fight to the end. I'm reading a science fiction novel by one of my favorite writers - Andre Norton. The hero has reached the place where he was to be met by his friends. The enemy is close behind. His friends have left. The enemies threaten. Does the hero give up. I know I would have been disappointed if he had.
So the hero or heroine decides to make a stand and to fight. This can bring the reader to the edge of their seat. In the story I was reading to end the mental summons of the enemy, the hers discovers pain will keep them enemy at boy. He subjects himself to pain. In so he brings the enemy to him and using fire as a weapon to drive the enemies away and also to break their mental hold on him.
So if given the choice of accepting or fighting let your characters fight for what they want. Even if they are the enemy and this will bring an excitement to the end of the book.