“I love the story/novel—but in the end, the end didn’t work for me” is an ironic rejection many a writer has gotten back from an editor. All good things must end, but how do you end a story? What makes an ending feel like the end, what actions, revelations close a story or novel successfully for the reader? We’ll talk about some classic narrative structures, famous endings and, together, brainstorm ideas for your own work.
This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.