Monday, May 8, 2017

The Author's Alphabet E

E

Endings

Why are we talking about endings so early on in the alphabet? Well all good things must come to and end, and knowing how your story is going to end early on is a good thing.  You want to be able to track through the story all of your threads and prevent plot holes. 

Endings...and quite endless. 
There is the traditional happily ever after, the ones that leave you wondering what on earth happened, the ones that make you close the book with a mixture of happiness and pain...perfection completed...always so hard to create.

I feel the most important thing about endings is completion...if you aren't planning on continuing the story in a sequel there should be a feeling of resolution and completion. There have been stories I read where I finished feeling empty and wanting more...only to find out that is how the author left it, there was nothing more...that was it! Those were always horrible stories that made their way onto my black list.

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