For once, with this type of story, start at the end. In other words, have some sort of ending in mind, even if it is roughly sketched out, and then work backwards to fill in the rest of the story.
- Work backwards from the ending.
- Plant subtle clues and hints – delicate and indirect.
- The reveal must happen at the right moment for maximum effect.
- Happens only once
Next week: Giving your writing emotional impact.