Weekly Writing Prompt: Throw out the script

The most interesting part of a story is the end. And why is that? Because the final sentence of a book or the closing scene in a movie are like the last words of someone on their deathbed: every word and gesture is fraught with meaning.

Whenever I read a book, I always like to linger on the last sentence, mulling it over in my mind and trying to pick out its significance. It has to be important–the author chose to end an entire novel with those words. The same goes for movies, too, but with the added dimensions sight and sound. Whether it ties up all the loose ends, leaves you hanging from a cliff, or just sets your head spinning, a good ending can make or break a story.

Continued on The Narrator

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail