A DOMINO EFFECT OF REVEALS, REACTIONS & REVELATIONS
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All this week I have been talking about how I just finished up with my chapter 11 and in my opinion a big reveal . I loved writing the last scene in chapter 11 and in the next few chapters there will be a lot of other reveals, reactions and revelations as a sort of domino effect from what happened in the last scene of chapter 11.
And like I said that last scene is a big reveal. And I hope it will be a big reveal to the readers and the readers will go ” oh” or “aha” .
What is a Reveal Scene?
A reveal scene is usually a secret that suddenly changes the events or reversal of circumstances in the story. A surprise for both the reader and character .
In order to be successful in writing a reveal the writer must ensure that the reveal will escalate the stakes and/or evolve at least one conflict.
In my novel the reveal that I left off with in chapter 11 was that Sirena is actually a werewolf . And it surprises Adrian because he is the one that sees the reveal. Because all this time he had thought she was human. Another reveal that I give off in this scene to Adrian is that she is not just a werewolf like them but a somewhat powerful werewolf that he has never seen before. And this reveal will escalate the stakes fully and believe me will draw in a lot of conflict for all of the characters .
What is a reaction scene?
Is the scene where a character simply reacts to what went on in the previous scene. It starts with a response of what happened and then a dilemma or decision on what to do about what was revealed in the previous scene. It gives the characters time to process what has happened. How will the character use their knowledge .
So Adrian’s reaction to the big reveal of chapter 11 will affect every other character’s decision throughout the rest of the novel.
His reaction is so big and important because he is the only one as of right now in my writing that knows the truth about Sirena . Not even Sirena realizes the truth about herself. So Adrian right now is the most powerful person in the story .
Adrian will react kind of pompous. He will not know really what to do with this power he suddenly has over the rest of the characters in my story. And it is because mostly he is a teenager . All he knows is his one goal . Which is to become the alpha of the yearling pack. So what goes through his mind instinct after this scene is to somehow use both Sirena and her power to his advantage against Cristen and the rest of the pack. This will create a lot of problems setting off a domino effect throughout the rest of the story.
Will he succeed? Well sort of I guess . I want him to. This however will lead to revelations.
What are Revelation scenes?
The final revealing of the reveal mostly that solves that current problem in the story. The actual whole truth of everything. But can also create new conflicts or a complication to the ongoing plot of the story. The world of the story can either change or stay the same . But perhaps you might not want it to stay the same. The revelations will definitely change the characters and should . There should be a consequence for the characters when writing a revelation.
Because of the big reveal in my chapter 11 It will definitely change all my characters. Some will hate themselves as result of the truth of the events that will unfold based on decisions after learning about Sirena.
The world itself will not really change and there is defiantly consequences to Adrian’s decisions that he makes after learning about Sirena. Sirena will have to face her fears when she learns the truth about herself. Cristan will continue to struggle with revealing yet more secrets .
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WHAT REVEALS , REACTIONS & REVEALS HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN YOUR NOVEL?
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