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Posted August 27, 2015
I can't believe I'm back! I missed you all, and the amazingly warm, welcoming and fabulously engaged and engaging community here at Writer Unboxed. I've spent the past year working on my new book, Story Genius, and thinking about one thing: story itself, not "writing."
The climax of your novel should leave readers with some combination of emotional and intellectual satisfaction, as well as any intended sense of unease - often creepy. Or if it's a part of a series, a compelling bridge into the next installment. Either way, you want your final act to resonate, to be memorable.
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