Tuesday, May 11, 2010
How to Write a Satisfying Conclusion
As I approach the end of my WIP, I wonder how to conclude everything in order for every reader to feel satisfied. My question to you is, what constitutes a great ending, an ending where you feel the book is complete? How many of you out there like happy endings?
Here are some of the points I'm working toward:
1. Tying up all the loose plot ends.
2. Making sure each character is accounted for!
a. Who gets a happy ending.
b. Who gets what's coming to them.
c. Finding out what happened to that guy they met for two minutes at the bar.
3. Creating a big climax/battle scene.
a. Laser fights
b. Surprise death of a main character (maybe)
c. Almost impossible rescue mission
What else? What am I missing?