Of Reversals, Plausible Endings and the Artistry of Thwarting Expectations…

Posted by Anjuelle Floyd | Filed under Articles and Essays, anjuellefloyd.com

A successful resolution thwart the our expectation; it doesn’t (fully) satisfy them.“—-Peter Selgin, 179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers

Reversals sit at the heart of a successful resolution.

And since novels consist of a continual list of crises fostered by a string of obstacles, both physical and human, writers must embed our stories with a minefield of reversals.

But what is the true nature of a reversal? Read the rest of this entry…

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~ by Anjuelle Floyd on July 11, 2010.

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