Every story we tell sends a message.
Character karma doesn't stop us from creating complex and nuanced stories.
When good conflicts turn bad.
Downward turning points make failure feel satisfying.
In a truly tragic story, the hero fails because they made the wrong choice.
Unfortunately, readers don’t generally accept “and then something exciting happened.”
Will these final films improve, or will Marvel's tradition of shoddy endings continue?
The crucial, yet often overlooked ingredient to emotionally rewarding conflicts.
Marvel consistently demonstrates how to create an utterly lackluster climax.
No violence is needed to create excitement.
Lessons from the Star Wars climaxes can be applied to your own work.
Without a good turning point, endings don't feel satisfying.