So I did not write an outline at first while I was writing my story. I wrote the outline Towards the middle of my story and I wrote the novel outline Until the end. So today I decided to try something new which is right an outline of a chapter before I write it the good news is it helped me become more organized but I've been realized that I wrote myself into a corner. I have a big climax scene between the villain And the heroes But I am stumped
3mo The supporting hero character is supposed to have a power that is supposed to be a surprise during the climax scene im writing, however i have no way of showing this power because there are not enough villains to hurt people there are only 2 villains in this scene, one of the villains is in jail. The only way the hero can show power is if a lot of people get hurt. The heroes on theprotagonist side outweigh the vilains in this scene
I don't know what kind of story you're writing and what kind of power your protagonist has, but maybe try making the threat extend beyond the heroes? I mean maybe have a bomb detonate and hurt innocents or something like that. You can also have the heroes caught in a trap of some sorts so they might get hurt? You can also only make the protagonist think that lots of people will get hurt even if the villain can't really hurt anyone. Also, maybe the villain in jail escaped and began hurting innocents. I'm just not sure what kind of story you're writing.. Anyway, no matter what, make sure you foreshadow the surprise power your protagonist has so that it won't seem like a deus ex machina or lazy writing.