You’ve clawed your way though 350 pages of pretty good storytelling, if you do say so yourself. You’ve paid attention to conflicts, listened to your characters, gave them witty dialogue. Now looms the ending. Except you don’t know how you want your story to end.
It’s a common problem. When we start our stories, were pretty careful to plot it all out, or if you’re a pantser at least work up a rudimentary outline. Funny thing about best-laid plans, though.
Stories mutate in the telling of them. And if you’re like me, the plot outline you started with resembles nothing of the finished product.
Still. You’ve got to end it. But how? [Read more…]