Friday, June 6, 2014
Keep in mind that characters need to change along the way to their story's end. As a certain brilliant editor says, "A curtain must lift" and enable them to know something they didn't know when they started this journey.
And then there's this quote, from writer Richard Peck:
“A young adult novel ends not with happily ever after, but at a new beginning, with the sense of a lot of life left to be lived.”
(Thanks to Cheryl Klein's website for the quote. Here's another quote to ponder, from Cheryl herself: Being obvious is the quickest way to be dull.)