marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

back and forth

Charged through the climax of the story yesterday.

Today sat down to poke at the denouement, and how condensed it can be.

When it dawned on me that the climax was wrong. Not entirely wrong, but the villainess had to be able to see something that she had not, merely minutes before. The means she had snatched at to break an enchantment, she had to get.

Fortunately, the heroine was running away at the time, so I do not have to rewrite that scene. I will give her misgivings and doubts, and then, she learns at the high point that the villainess really can see, and so she and hers are in graver danger than before.

And then I have to smooth it out.
Tags: discovery, dramatic tension, endings

  • observations about inspiration

    One can discuss what the effect of power levels, and number of superheroes, are on world-building. But when building a superhero story, one doesn't…

  • encounters

    It's all very well to plan out how the heroine and the others escape from the evil and violent monsters. You still have to get them to meet in the…

  • the adult problem in a scene

    Most of a work in progress solves the adult problem by having the narrator face age-appropriate problems. Only when she gets to be an adult does she…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded