Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rushed Endings

You've finally reached the end of your book, just remember, don't rush! Endings to books should make you want to say wow, not, that was a terrible ending to a great book. Endings take time, you can't rush through them like you do your chapters. You have to plot out your endings and beginnings delicately, making sure every detail is how you want it to be. Exposition is important in a book, you can't skip introducing some things, and, ending with some. Try to make your ending gripping, heart pounding, and as much as you can, a cliffhanger. Cliffhanger endings should only be attempted if you plan on doing another book in the series, otherwise it is very frustrating to readers. End with an ending you would be satisfied reading. Don't rush your ending, plan it out delicately, it is one of the most important, if not the most important part of your book!


  1. Spencer, I love your posts, but the English teacher in me can't help saying that you are the comma-splice king! :-)

  2. I have to be if you wanted it to make sense, if some of those commas weren't there you'd be left with a completely different sentence, next time I'll put in quotes (Dramatic Breath) lol ;)

  3. I read an author commenting for a usage guide who said the older she got, the fewer commas she used. She said, "Let the reader catch his own breath!"