Alec Nevala-Lee

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Jack Woodford on avoiding anticlimax

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About the only thing left of importance…is the matter of ending your story when it has ended. A good way to do this is to go ahead and end it with the usual driveling collection of super-climaxes, anti-climaxes and what not that amateurs end stories with, and then go over it, find where the punch ending is, rework the ending so that the anti-climaxes, if there is anything in them at all that really needs to be told, come before the final crux ending.

Jack Woodford, Plotting

Written by nevalalee

August 19, 2012 at 9:50 am

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