George R.R. Martin On Cliffhangers (Video)

Fans who waited over ten years to catch up with Tyrion Lannister and Jon Snow in A Dance With Dragons are no strangers to cliffhangers, but as George R. R. Martin points out during our recent chat at Bubonicon, they're an essential tool in a writer's toolbox. They're even more important for Martin in writing the A Song of Ice and Fire series, where the viewpoint style of storytelling forces him to write eight or more endings for each book. Check out the clip below to hear Martin explain the challenges in his own words: