Last week my new grandson, Grayson Stefan Flanders was born and it was an exciting event. My daughter has extremely short labor. We thought this one was going to be an exception when she remained at a dilation of 5cm for quite awhile. The climax of the story snuck up on us when she went from 5cm to a 10cm in minutes. There was no time to call the doctor. The nurse didn’t have the delivery tools in the room. The bed had not been adjusted for labor and there was no time for any of the above. Jon, her husband reached for a pair of gloves and caught the baby in the nick of time. I suppose it’s not the ideal situation but when the climax is a surprise, it makes for a really good story.
How about you? How do you lead your reader to the climax without being predictable? I want to learn from your experience.
What exciting, unexpected event have you witnessed? What happened? How did you feel? Have you ever included a real story’s climax into your fiction? I love to hear your stories.
2012, First Quarter, Week 4
* Evenings, Saturdays and Sundays
Learn the Tenor Banjo
* 1 lesson per month, practice 30 minutes/evenings
* Read 30 minutes in writing craft book, Hooked, before 8:30 AM
* Read non-lit club fiction, The Hobbit, 30 minutes before bed.
Before 8:30 A.M., M-F
Developing the character’s personalities
Teach School – 8:30-1, M-F
Math – 4 lessons x 1 boy
Grammar – 4 lessons x 2 boys
Writing – 1 assignment x 2 boys
Tapestry Week 9
Science – 4 days x 2 boys
Read Literature Club classical book, The Iliad before January 30 (audio in the car, evenings after supper, ….)
1:30-4, M, T, W, F; Th-12-2
Check FOF for articles I can write.
Check family’s FB posts and comment, 10 minutes.
Read 3 blogs per day (30-minute timer).
Write Blog Post: Schedule for Tuesday, “Literature Club, The Iliad.”
Write The 3 Faces of Eve for KIP.
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