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How to write a cliffhanger in a story

A cliffhanger is a plot gadget wherein a part of a story closes uncertain, as a rule in an emotional or stunning manner, so as to urge crowds to turn the page or re-visitation of the story in the following portion. A cliffhanger can end a part of a novel, a TV scene, a scene in a film, or a serialized story (book or film).

To effectively develop to a cliffhanger, utilize enlightening components to help perusers to remember likely risk:

Start parts with a need to keep moving.

Keep sections brief and cut out unnecessary depictions.

Mix clear entries energetically scenes.

Stay grounded in a hero’s tangible encounter.

Find conceivable approaches to retain key data from a peruser (for example describe from the perspective of a character who can’t get/doesn’t have the foggiest idea about the data).

Open a part in the center of a scene.

Open a part or segment with an inquiry, a fascinating certainty, or a difference in pace.

Utilize a “beat” to help the peruser to remember prowling threat.

Use flashbacks to open new wellsprings of anticipation.

Finish a section with a cliffhanger finishing.

Jay Hogarth

Jay Hogarth is ARPress' resident content manager, responsible for all public-facing information posted on this blog and on the main site.

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