I always get stuck trying to work out what the high-point of the story should be, especially when writing sci-fi/fantasy. There seem to be just a few climaxes that get recycled through this genre - not sure if this is good or bad, necessarily, but this has been my experience so far.
I'd appreciate it if someone could share resources on how to come up with something original - is there a way to do this?
If there are various methods to go about this - even if it's for a different genre, I'd appreciate your sharing how you get around this.
Just to keep within guidelines, please also share how well whatever you use works for you and perhaps for a genre if it's specific to 1 or 2. Or if you've come across something different a published author has used, would be great to get those references too please!
~ sorry everyone, only checked back now, will try to clarify ~
What I'm trying to say is that there seems to be a trend, specifically in sci-fi / fantasy, for everything to lead up to the classic battle as a climax. What I'm looking for is info of whether this is just how the genre works, or if there are different climaxes or methods of putting one together - ie, guidelines or loose "rules" that can be adapted to your story...
I really appreciate the answers I got - many thanks to you both!