People may not always behave in a logical manner, but when you are planning out your stories, your characters should. Creating characters without any internal logic will produce an inconsistent, illogical mess. Fortunately, there is a simple trick for fixing this problem
Adding material to your manuscript to solve a problem? The magic fix-it scene rarely works. While these scenes are intended to solve a specific problem, they often cause a host of other issues. But there is a better way
Start with action sounds like simple advice, but making it work takes careful consideration and planning. The opening action sets the tone for your entire story. Make sure yours doesn’t fall into one of these traps.
The new normal is a short scene that shows what the hero’s life will be like from now on. Without this scene, the story will feel incomplete and rushed
Too many writers rush through the falling action. The main battle may be over, but there is still plenty to do. Tips for writing the falling action
The climactic scene is the hero’s last confrontation with the antagonist and her personal lie. Tips for getting the most out of this scene
The final battle part 2 is the last step before the climax. Don’t ruin your ending by falling into cliché and lazy solutions
The fight has just begun, but your character’s journey is nearly over. Now everything is in place. This time your hero is ready for the final battle part 1
This scene is about creating anticipation. Pull your readers in by reminding them what’s at stake and why they need to know how this all will end.
While your hero is planning for the final battle she needs to tie up loose ends. Now is the time to mend bridges and reassemble the team.