Writing Excuses 10.27: Why Can’t I Just Jump to the Ending?
Lots of people struggle with the middles of their books. One way to look at the middle is that it’s the point where you’re no longer working on that new project that has you excited, but haven’t yet gotten to the cool ending that has you excited.
We talk about why the middle is important, and how you can make it enjoyable not just for the reader, but for you.
Homework: Look at a scene you’re planning to write, and try writing it in one of the other available settings in your story in order to mix things up a bit.
Thing of the week: The Goblin Emperor, by Katherine Addison, narrated by Kyle McCarly.
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