Posted on 04/06/2021 at 09:48 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We’re over a year out from the moments when we realized that the COVID-19 epidemic was going to dramatically change our worlds — and some of us are reaching another turning point, with vaccine availability expanding.

And John J. Kelley found himself thinking about how the coverage of this turning point underscored an important truth in writing fiction, too: that your character’s moment of profound change must feel, well, profound.

Kelley discusses some approaches to pivotal moments in fiction (as well as how to trouble-shoot them if they feel underwhelming) in a post at Writer Unboxed.

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