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How To Write A Good Story Ending

Posted by Explosion123 from Cardiff - Published on 10/03/2016 at 16:08
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A good story ending is one thing that every writer has to tackle!

But, first of all, the story has to be interesting enough for the reader to want to read to the end! This means including unexpected twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters have to be developed with a whole life story behind them to write the new story in front of them. In addition, the settings have to be detailed and need to cooperate with the story.


First of all, you should plan your ending before you start writing, bearing in mind you know what the beginning and middle is going to be. There is nothing worse than getting writers' block after writing an amazing start. This way you will know how the story is going to plan out.


The ending doesn't always have to have a "happily ever after" - it can go in a completely different direction. Make your ending dramatic so that it is unexpected and interesting.


You have to choose the right time for your story to end so that you don't finish it too early (spoiling the story) and you don't drag the story on.


Think about the main conflict or problem and try to resolve it. Obviously, not every conflict can be resolved and not everything goes to plan, so keep that in mind and vary the outcome.


Try to make sure you wrap enough of the story up without leaving big gaps. However, if you are going to write a sequel, not everything should be answered so that the story can carry on.


Finally, don't finish with "I woke up and it was all a dream" or "Then my mum walked in"! Endings should be a climax event and you could even leave it with a cliff-hanger.

Hopefully, this can help you finish the important ending to your story!

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Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 2 months ago - 11th March 2016 - 10:48am

Some top tips there Explosion123! Would love to see some of your stories on theSprout!

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