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Questions 657: Gripping Climaxes

Jason asks: How do you write a climax that really grips the reader?

Resources Mentioned
Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien
Fellowship of the Ring (the film)
Pulp Fiction

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Questions 608: Working to the Payoff

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Caine asks: “Do great payoffs come from setting it up in the first place, or working back from the ending?”
Resources Mentioned:
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Babylon 5
The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag by Robert A. Heinlein
All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein (from the collection The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag)/
The Usual Suspects

Questions 351: Tying Up the Right Loose Ends

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JR asks: “Do you have any tips, tricks, or advice on tying up loose ends at the end of series?”

Resources Mentioned:

Babylon 5
Eyes Wide Shut (Unrated)
Eyes Wide Shut (R)