Writing Satisfying Endings

December 16, 2022 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

One of the most important—but often overlooked—elements of any novel is a satisfying ending. A satisfying ending can redeem an otherwise mediocre book, and an unsatisfying ending can spoil an otherwise excellent book. Some of the biggest problems we see in new writers’ manuscripts revolve around inappropriate endings, including endings that rush through the climax, abrupt endings, and endings in which solutions appear from nowhere. We’ll discuss how to avoid the most common climax and denouement errors and how to ensure the character’s internal story arc is reflected in the resolution of the external plot.

This online class is hosted by the Orange County Library System. The library card field is optional, so anyone can register.

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