Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tuesday's Writer's Tip - Wrapping Up the Black Moment #MFRWauthor Writing #Black moment

When you believe you have the Black Moment nailed down, the time has come for you to check to make sure the moment is really dark. There are things to consider and to check.

Which character has the most to love? This makes for a strong black moment. Of course there can be two characters in the story to have this moment but save the strongest one for last.

Which character has the most to gain? This may not be the same character and is stronger when the one who has the most to gain is the one triggering the black moment.

Have you built up to the moment throughout the book? Throwing the moment without the proper foundation will make it fall flat.

Has the moment come from the character's experiences, inner fears and desires? This makes for a strong theme.

Are the motivations strong? Has someone stepped in and added a new problem? Have I used coincidence?

Here's an important thing. Was the moment triggered by a misunderstanding that could have been solved with a few words? Makes for a weak moment.

Have you milked the scene for the greatest impact?

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