03 April, 2019

IWSG: April 3rd 2019

It's the first Wednesday of April which makes it time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group. If you would like to learn more about it, please visit here:

If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene / death scene / chase scene / first chapter / middle chapter / end chapter, etc.)

This can be a hard one but perhaps the end scene for one of my WIPs. This is a Historical Fiction Horror, Dark Fantasy series and I've been having difficulties figuring out the right words in order to compose it to be more dramatic. I tend to know how the story or series will end so I can know where I'm going with my work, but I can't seem to get it to sound as good as I picture it in my head. I don't really have problems with writer's block or anything, but sometimes making the scene how I imagined it. However, this particular ending, I do find the dialogue dull and not as I want it. It would be nice to have the right words. I think the scene is fine, it's just the dialogue is weak. 

The ending has to be solid and I can't seem to put the dialogue together. Since I don't have to do the ending right now, I just continued to outline and plan out this book until I get to that point. I just worry it won't be good enough. This book again is a Historical Fiction based in 1885. So I have been doing lots of research about this timeline which is something I really love doing. I love history and so I think Historical Fiction is perfect for me. This book will reveal most of the things I learned about demons and hell. The information I am saving for this particular book. Perhaps it will be the darkest book I write, but probably not because I have started other Horror, Dark Fantasy projects. I do find this my darkest because it gives a deep insight of demons and hell. This will give lots of detailed descriptions of each level of hell and about the demons from each level. I will reveal my discovery of how many levels there actually are in hell in this book and in other books.  

Anyway, this is one particular thing I would wish for help with. I guess I have to call it the ending dialogue or ending scene.


  1. Hopefully once you get back to the ending, you'll know what to do to make the dialogue zing. If not, critique partners are a great help.

  2. Endings can be tough, especially since you want them to end on a particular note. Good luck! I agree with Alex that critique partners always help out, and sometimes just reading dialogue out loud can work too.


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