Redirect: How to Approach the End

Today, my first post as a regular contributor goes up on Write It Sideways. I’m talking endings. Not sad goodbyes, but a farewell to characters. How do you end a story? It isn’t as easy as just typing the words.

Click on over: What are the Best Ways to End a Story? Then, tell us how you tackle the final scene.

“A great ending can save a saggy middle, but an ending that’s abrupt or ill-thought-out can ruin all the goodwill built painstakingly page after page by an otherwise good book.”
~ Jael McHenry, “Flip the Script: End Anywhere”


About Christi

Christi Craig is a native Texan living in Wisconsin, working by day as a sign language interpreter and moonlighting as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her stories and essays have appeared online and in print, and she received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train's Family Matters Contest, 2010. You can send comments or questions via her contact page.
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4 Responses to Redirect: How to Approach the End

  1. Jan O'Hara says:

    You’re a regular contributor there now, Christi? Awesome. How did I miss this news?

    • Christi Christi says:

      Yes, I’m very excited, Jan! I’ve joined up with a great group of women writers over there. I think I mentioned it on Facebook, but neglected to say anything here. Everything came together towards the end of the summer when life got crazy busy.

  2. Nina says:

    Excited for you! Going to visit the post now.

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