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Zara West
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Hi Cheryl,

I think the dilemma is key.

You have a dilemma, then you have your hook. It’s self-checking. If the scene doesn’t end with the POV character facing a problem/mystery/question to solve, a catastrophe to deal with, a disappointment, or a decision they have made, then the scene shouldn’t end there. If you end on the dilemma, you will have a page turner.

I think we all want to polish our writing way too soon. The plot structure and character emotional arcs are way more important and that should be our major revision focus. I am sure we have all read books that were not the best written, but you couldn’t stop turning the pages.  That said, I will give you lots of ways to polish up at the end.

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