So I’ve been wondering this for a while. I’ve seen plenty of books where a protagonist or otherwise stated character, will usually faint (or the story will fade to black for other reasons via censored sex scenes etc…) and that’ll usually end the chapter. I’m not bashing anyone for using this method of course since I’m guilty of it myself, but I use it as sparingly as possible as I feel it’s used for the more suspenseful or impactful scenes.
That being said, there’s been times where I’ve read a book and the author ends off every other chapter this way to the point where I feel as if the story relies on this one technique alone to drive any kind of conflict or plot.
So my question remains: Lazy writer? Tactful writer? Or a mixture of both? Or something different entirely?