I once asked an old sports writer why he thought boxing was so popular. He smacked his fist into his hand. "Pow!" he said, letting his arm fall like a sack of potatoes. People watch boxing for the knockout, he explained. They'll accept a decision, but they prefer to see one fighter kissing the canvas. What they hate is a draw. That doesn't satisfy anyone. Readers of commercial fiction want to see a knockout at the end ... So take your Lead through the journey to her objective, and then send the opposition to the mat.
|Darth Vader from Star Wars|