It is my honor to have author K.M. Weiland (@KMWeiland) here today with some expert tips on creating a memorable climax. Her new book Structuring Your Novel, which I reviewed here, has plenty more for you to ponder. Enjoy!
The climax is what our stories are all about. We craft our beginnings and middles just so we can reach this final whammy at the end. The bad guy is defeated. The guy gets the girl. Secrets are revealed. Resolutions are made. The conflict is resolved. The story ends.
In order to milk our climaxes for all they’re worth, we first need to understand how to properly structure them. I discuss the structure of the entire novel in much more depth in my book Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story. But today let’s take a look at the climax in particular. How can we piece together your climax to make certain it delivers an unforgettable ending to your story? Continue reading