All of these rescues mean that there are at least three life-and-death situations in the middle of the novel, even before the climax! (The final scene at the end of the novel is its own kind of rescue.) Besides making the reader’s heart beat faster, these rescue situations round out the hero’s character and make him more likeable. The hero needs to be saved twice, which helps the readers see some vulnerability. It’s easier to warm up to someone who is a little flawed.
When I struggled to identify what made for a meaningful Good vs. Evil theme, I turned to The Dark Knight to deconstruct how Batman delivered his complex brand of ethics. Now we are going to use what we learned as a framework for analyzing the same theme
Writing a Chapter or Scene in Scrivener's Text Editor
If you think you have nothing to write about in your novel’s first chapter, think again: you have 20 people to introduce, and fast! Harry Potter and The Hunger Games each introduce 19 characters in their first chapter, and Twilight introduces a whopping