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?
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.