Eureka Moment of the Week: Sandra K. Moore on The Dark Moment
I attended an excellent workshop this past Saturday, where talented author Sandra K. Moore was speaking about constructing a manuscript.
I had a Eureka moment when she had this to say:
In a well-realized "Dark Moment" (CT note: that all-is-lost point that takes place not long before the climax of most stories), "The protagonist can choose to do the wrong thing and achieve her goal or do the right thing and lose her goal." This is often the point in a manuscript where the hero is faced with the loss of her internal goal.
I'm working on my fifteenth book and having some trouble (as always) pulling together the ending. This was exactly what I needed to hear now.
So what one piece of writing advice has most resonated for you?