“Why do we argue? Life's so fragile, a successful virus clinging to a speck of mud, suspended in endless nothing.” –Alan Moore

Wed, May 7th–Creative Writing

on May 6, 2014


Let’s end this thing!

We’ll spend a little time working in pairs to answer these questions:

  1. What is the big crisis point/decision that your story is leading up to?
  2. What do you think people expect to happen? Should that be what happens?
  3. What are at least 5 plausible endings of this story?

Then, let’s look at some advice for endings from Creative Writing Now.

1) Effective endings show (or suggest) the result of the story’s conflict.

2) Effective story endings come from the main character’s actions.

3) Satisfying story endings use elements from the story’s beginning and middle.

4) Great story endings make the reader feel something.


  1. Types of endings
  2. TV tropes endings
  3. More types


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