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Zara West
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Hi Zara, I have a question about the “dilemma.” Some of my chapters wind up nicely. The scene was character building, a change occurred, and they are happy or satisfied for the moment. Do you think this is not a good way to end a chapter? Should something come next?

Thanks!

Hi Kathy,

Great question. The key thing about an ending hook is that you want to reader to read on to the next chapter or scene. I will be discussing transitions in the very next Tip. However, in general, a character can end on a happy note. Maybe they made a decision or something they did has things looking up for them. But somewhere in that happiness should be a little reminder that not everything is perfect. After all if it were, the book would end right there.   The next lesson will dig into how to write that.

Zara

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