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The basic technique for writing the Awesome Moment is very logical.


In an action scene, it would be bad to "stop the action." Or, in general, that might be bad. But the Awesome Moment means stopping the action. Freezing the frame.

Literally,you are making the reader time take time to appreciate, and hopefully even savor, your Awesome Moment.

That's means the Awesome Moment is isolated. It never happens in the middle of a paragraph. Usually, it gets its own paragraph.


Almost by definition, the Awesome Moment is short. No extra words.

And because it must be brief, there's no room for explanation. Whatever the reader needs to appreciate the Awesome Moment, that has to be presented before, in what I call the setup.

Isn't that kind of like a joke format?

Managing Expectations