Podcast #71: Creating Nail-Biting Cliffhangers

April 20, 2024

Cliffhangers entice you to turn pages long into the night. But how do you write in a thrilling way that avoids disappointment and boredom? What actually keeps readers invested in a story when they encounter a dangling plot point?


In today’s episode, Josiah, Mariposa, and Daeus show you how to engage readers with scenes that close at a nerve-wracking moment and later reach a satisfying conclusion.




What cliffhanger has kept you awake? Describe it in the comments!


View the show notes for this episode here, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Story Embers podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and more.


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