Endings

10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

10 Cliffhangers That Make Readers Turn The Page

Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. In this post, we have put together 10 cliffhangers you can use in your writing to get readers to turn the page. Have you read a book you feel compelled to carry on reading? You know the…
3 Other Ways To Write That Happy Ever After Ending

3 Other Ways To Write That Happy Ever After Ending

Walking Into The Sunset We won’t always admit it, but most of us love a happy ending to a story. How many movies or TV shows have we watched with the cliché ‘into the sunset’ ending – either the lone hero riding off into the…
The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

The 7 Critical Elements Of A Great Book

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, I will explain the seven critical elements of a great book. What are the elements of a great book? I used to do manuscript appraisals when I taught creative writing. I would never have been…

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 8: Untying The Knots

Welcome to week 8 of Anthony Ehlers's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Develop the ending of your novel in your synopsis. Decide what roles your characters will play in the story. Revise the outlines…
How To Write A Story With A Great Open Ending

How To Write A Story With A Great Open Ending

Guest Post When you write fiction, you may not always end with a scene or chapter that neatly wraps up the conflicts and storylines. Instead, you may want to leave your readers with an open ending. There are three reasons for doing this:  You leave…
The 5 Essential Elements Of A Perfect Ending

The 5 Essential Elements Of A Perfect Ending

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource and we have put together a list of 5 essential elements for writing a perfect ending. 'Nobody reads a book to get to the middle.' ~Mickey Spillane We can divide a story into a beginning, which is roughly…
14 Things To Consider Before You Write The End

14 Things To Consider Before You Write The End

The end is near... Ending your story is often harder than starting it. You’ve made plenty of promises you have to keep. Let’s be honest. The most annoying / irritating / brilliant / devastating / terrifying / awesome thing about fiction is that anything, yes ANYTHING, can happen.…
How To Check If Your Ending Suits Your Genre

How To Check If Your Ending Suits Your Genre

Writers Write is your one-stop writing resource. In this post, we discuss how authors can check if their story endings suit their genres. How will your story end? Will someone die? Will your heroine walk away from a bad relationship? More importantly, is your ending consistent with the…
6 Simple Ways To Create Satisfying Scene Endings

6 Simple Ways To Create Satisfying Scene Endings

How do you create an ending to a scene or chapter that satisfies the reader and moves your story forward? This post is about six ways to create satisfying scene endings. A great song plays on the radio. As soon as the last chorus fades, we wish…
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