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The end of your story is just as important as the beginning. Especially if you want readers to give good reviews and buy more of your work! , posting at Writer unBoxed, gives some great insight on how to make your novel’s ending one that will leave readers asking for more!

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Orchestrating the End of Your Novel

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I’ve spent the last eight months writing a novel, and I’m now closing in on the finish.  What makes a good ending? How do you know if you’ve landed it?

One of my favorite TV shows of all time is heading into the final season, and I am not happy about it ending at all, so the actual end had better really hit all the right notes, or it will be ruined for me.

Ruined for all time.

A couple of years ago, I wrote a new adult series of five books about a love triangle. As I came closer and closer to the end, I started to realize that the ending I though I’d be writing was not the ending the books needed. To write it the way that was right, deep down right, I would have to break a sort of rule about triangles, which is that the girl will end up with the first guy the reader met. It’s not a hard and fast rule, not like the happily-ever-after of a romance novel.  My protagonist had her happily-ever-after, and a happy romance.

 

Read the full post on Writer unBoxed.

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