Penultimate Scenes

This is the 2nd to last time I’m mentioning my Kindle promo–in case you didn’t hear, now through Sunday May 9, you can download a copy of my novel, The Fence My Father Built over at and it’s free. There are versions for PC, Mac, blackberry and iPhone to name a few. Yesterday was a wonderful day for this struggling author–my book got a mention in the LA Times:

While this isn’t about my book per se, getting my title in front of these readers is a good thing. I hope and pray the real sales numbers will back up the fantastic response.

Writing Tip for Today:

So, how do you handle the penultimate scene in your novel? Should it be quiet, so the explosive next climax scene stands out? Should it be full of interior stewing and fear? The climax scene must be the pinnacle of the novel, but what about that next to biggest? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Leave a comment and I’ll publish some of the best answers (plus every comment from a different reader automatically enters you in the Fence giveaway).

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About Linda S. Clare

I'm an author, speaker, writing coach and mentor. I teach both fiction and nonfiction writing at Lane Community College and in the doctoral program as expert writing advisor for George Fox University. I love helping writers improve their craft and I'm both an avid reader and writer of stories about those with wounded hearts.

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