When you write the end of a chapter, you want readers to be desperate to turn the page and read on irrespective of the fact its 3:41AM and they have work the next day.
You want your book to be the cause of their bleary eyed appearance as they clutch the work coffee machine and growl at any one who comes near.
But what is it about a chapter ending that makes someone read on, rather than put it down and go to snoozeyland?
Here are nine tactics you can use to grip a reader and tickle their temptation soft spot to read on.
Tactic ONE – Ignore The Reader
The end of a chapter is also called a transition because it ‘transitions’ you from scene to scene. Got to love when it does what it says on the tin. BUT, the misnomer that comes with the word transition, is that writers often…
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