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Writing A Book: 6 Ending Types

K.M. Allan

You may know it when you start, it might pop up when outlining, or you could have no clue until you’re writing the last chapter, but every book needs an ending, and every writer needs to work out the best kind to use.

Luckily for us, there are plenty of options to choose from, such as the following 6 types!

Writing A Book: 6 Ending Types

1) Resolved/Tied Up

As I’m sure you can guess from the name, this type of book ending resolves everything.

It’s the happy-ever-after, tie-it-up-in-a-neat-bow, totally satisfying option.

For a resolved ending to work, your story should do its best to answer every unanswered question, address the story conflicts, and mysteries, and complete the character arcs.

It doesn’t mean everything has to be perfect and the ending happy, but it does carry the expectation of closure, which means you’ve got to practice your knots…

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Advantages of Writing Short Stories

Story Empire

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. This post is short and sweet. (Pun intended.) Let’s talk about short stories.

A collection of shorts. (Wait, those are dachshunds.)

There are advantages to writing shorter pieces of fiction. Not only does the writing process take less time, but many readers these days have shorter attention spans. There are some who won’t spend the time it takes to read a full-length novel, but they will spend 45 minutes or an hour for a short story. Even avid readers sometimes prefer to read something that takes less time.

The cost of these books is less than longer works, so that’s a big plus for some. And, if you’re in Kindle Unlimited, readers can “borrow” them. (As they can with full-length books who are enrolled in that program.)

Short stories help build your backlist of publications. It’s also beneficial when an author has to…

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