HOW TO END A STORY
1. I know the story is ended when I write, the end because instinct tells me this is were to sign off. I don't plan an ending. I let the story dictate that. And I don't care for endings that I can predict. I think each writer has to figure out for themselves when it's time to sign off, which again, should be their choice. I like my endings to sum up the story, or... lead to another book.
2. Last line from one of my books: In the far distance the sound of ambulances could be heard as their sirens filled the air.
3. From, The Voyages of Joshua Slocum: The days passed happily with me wherever my ship sailed.
Joshua Slocum was the first American to sail around the world alone and even though he faced many crisis, he was never unhappy about what he was doing. I can relate to this story because of my sailing ventures.
From: Follow the Dream, by Heidi M. Thomas: Their applause filled the air, singing to her soul, ringing in her ears. A true story about a young woman in the 1920's who followed her dream, despite a great deal of opposition. Reminds me of my life.
In summary, I like a good story, whether told by a man or a woman, which holds my interest right up to that last line, which allows me to close the book satisfied, or, look forward to reading the sequel.
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