What is the purpose of your ending? How do you create space for the reader to really feel the emotional impact of your story? And when should you plan how you are going to tie up those plot points and emotional questions you opened at the beginning of your story? How can we add fresh twists to our inevitable endings? And how do we avoid or embrace the “Hollywood Ending”? In the end it’s all about creating the ending that satisfies your story!

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What is the purpose of your ending? How do you create space for the reader to really feel the emotional impact of your story? And when should you plan how you are going to tie up those plot points and emotional questions you opened at the beginning of your story? How can we add fresh twists to our inevitable endings? And how do we avoid or embrace the “Hollywood Ending”? In the end it’s all about creating the ending that satisfies your story!
What we talked about:
How your ending is like a joke. (0:40)
How do you leave space for the reader to feel? (4:40)
Should you plan your readers emotional response in your pre-writing? (9:50)
The emotional notes are the only high impact moments in your ending. (11:42)
How can you add a fresh twist to your inevitable ending? (15:40)
What about the Hollywood ending? (20:45)
Is it organic to the themes in your character’s arc? (27:20)
Does this ending satisfy the story? (28:20)

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