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Writing the End – Part V


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Greetings Storytellers. I’m back with my final thoughts on how to end our books. So far, in this series, we’ve covered:

  • Part I – Why Endings are Important
  • Part II and Part III – 8 Common Ways to End a Story, and
  • Part IV – 7 Elements for a Satisfying Ending

In this post, Part V, we’re going to browse through the final 7 elements that contribute to a satisfying ending for our readers.

In the last post we touched on:

  • Know how your book will end
  • Write a logical ending
  • Write a satisfying ending
  • End with a sense of finality
  • Know when to end
  • Last impressions matter
  • Keep things fresh

This time we’ll cover:

  • Avoid Deus ex Machina endings
  • The plot twist
  • Highlight your protagonist
  • Narrow your protagonist’s path
  • The brink of failure
  • Transformation
  • Add a little hope

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Author: jowensauthor

I'm a geeky, animal/cat-loving author of Fantasy and YA Fiction. I'm a supporter of animal charities such as the WWF. I'm also a fan of anime and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm an avid reader as well, and enjoy mainly reading fantasies, mysteries, and books about animals. I have a B.A. in History with a minor in English. I also dabble in making jewelry, reading tarot, and am interested in the paranormal. You can find out more about me and my various books and writings at my website: You can also find me on Facebook, Google+, Tumblr, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Writing the End – Part V

  1. Thanks again for sharing the post, Jeanne. Have a wonderful day. 😀

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