The two halves of the Climactic Moment require the story's final sequence to offer two very specific beats: Sacrifice and Victory/Failure.
The tremendous (but sometimes misunderstood) significance of the Climactic Moment in the ending of a story.
Knowing your story's ending will help you know the right answer to almost any POV question. Let's look at 5 questions about using multiple POVs.
Explore seven different ways to connect thematically-pertinent antagonists to your protagonist--and thus, your main conflict.
Here's how to write books readers love--and yet still hate you for. It's easy. All you have to do is divebomb into anticlimactic endings.
The Climactic Moment is the reason your story is even being told in the first place. Needless to say, it's pretty important you get it right. Find out how!
What makes a great climactic setting? Consider five important techniques for making the most of the setting in your story's climax.
In a word, the negative character arc is about failure, and this becomes nowhere more clear than in the Third Act.
Flat character arcs have the ability to create some of the most dynamic stories.
These promises range from the big one at the top of the list (I promise this will be a good read) to a number of smaller ones along the way.
The point is to bring the story and its primary conflict to its expected moment of irreversible resolution in a way that fulfills our every promise to our readers.