Before I get to the the Writing Tidbit, here's some great news.
Now, on to the writerly stuff...
This is the opposite side of last month's coin. Are you struggling with a middle that's saggy or wishy-washy?
Go to your end. What has to happen? That's the top of your staircase. Now think about what would make achieving that end as hard as possible for your protagonist. That's your second-from-the-top step. Now think about what would make that achieving step as hard as possible. That's your third-from-the-end step...and so on. Pretty soon you've worked your way back to the well of your middle, with nowhere out but up.
Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing
wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular
order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.