The climax is over… now it’s time for
cuddling the denouement.
Denouements are hard if you don’t know what they’re for. Show the characters reacting to your awesome stupendous world-shattering
climax conflict resolution. And end. This is the “We’ve got Top Men working on it… Top Men.” This is the “R2! He’ll be all right, won’t he?… Award Ceremony… Everyone gets a medal but Chewie”. Grace note.
GO FINISH IT!
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So, you’re not sure how to end your book.
No Problem! You’re over 50,000 words, right? h/t to Holly Lisle for the tip. If you’re interested in more great tips from her, sign up for her courses – and do it fast, because I don’t know if she’s taking new students. If you’re there too late, she has promised to have all of her courses made available for Kindle and Nook and whatnot, so watch for her instructional books at amazon.com. www.hollylisle.com.
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Cross posted from Geek Survival Guide.
Day 12. You should be 20,004 words into your new novel. Yes, I know I said 2,004 at one point. I corrected it in the cast, you’re not getting off that easy.
I believe that it’s a fantastic idea to write a little extra each day and build in a cushion so when you have to, you can take a day off. Also, reward yourself for your good writing habits. I’m just sayin’. (Today, I found a Star Wars Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook-not saga edition, dagnabit, for $7.99. Hello, rewarding myself!)