How to crystalize the stakes – by Nathan Bransford…

You’ve probably heard about raising the stakes, that important craft tool to deepen the reasons the events of the novel matter to your protagonist(s), and thus the reader.

But what does it mean to “crystalize” the stakes?

Crystalizing the stakes gets less attention, but it’s a powerful tool to focus the plot and evoke meaning within a scene.

Here’s what it means and how to do it.

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