How do you plan your climax?

For me, It depends.

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Before I write the book, I write a couple of dot points. I might change the climax after a first draft.

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I build up the tension throughout the story. The actions that occur are more and more determining and dangerous every time and the characters are put under a lot of stress until they feel like they have reached “the point of no return”.

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I like for it to be a surprise to me. If I limit myself with an outline then I just restricted myself from going outside. I know how the book starts and finishes… But the rest comes to me as I write. I want to explore with my characters. I know their limits, but I never know who’s coming.

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Heyo!

This isn’t a space to ask broad questions about writing, that’s the Improve Your Writing club where you can have discussions.

This is a specific working group for bringing forward problems you’re experiencing and would like my assistance with in your story, such as if you were struggling with how to plan a climax in tension.