They have to be practically perfect (as the title of this post suggests). Everything can go well, but there has to be some sort of catch. Even if it's as simple as a waiter forgetting to put olives on your main character's pizza at a dinner date with the love of his or her life, there has to be something to make the reader buy into the moment. The reader has to believe that this could actually happen, that it is happening to the characters who, at this point, should be as real to the reader as their own best friend is. In order to do this, you'll need to set the reader up for a moment that doesn't seem like it will be the perfect moment. This way, when it is, they'll be absolutely thrilled with the moment the character is having.
Here are 4 general tips for writing your perfect moment:
~ This moment should never be in the beginning of the book, always place it toward the middle/end of the book
~ Don't introduce any huge plot points during this moment - let the character have one moment in which everything is semi-right with the world
~ Build up to this moment throughout your book
~ Make it practically perfect
What do you think about a perfect moment? Do you have any other advice for writers trying to create a perfect moment? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!