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We’re at the end of November and #nanowrimo. What a better time than to revive the topic of Endings for our final Writing Basics series. Listed below are resources to spur you to a brilliant finish.

Eight Resources for Fiction Endings

How to Structure A Killer Novel Ending
Brian Klems, Writer’s Digest

The Dos and Don’ts of Novel Endings
James V. Smith, Jr., Writer’s Digest

How to Finish A Novel
Holly Lisle, Holly Lisle: Writer

How to Write Satisfying Story Endings
Creative Writing Now

Ten Things You Should Know About Endings
Chuck Wendig, Terribleminds

Four Ways to Improve Plot/Climax in Your Writing
Jeff Gerke, Writer’s Digest

Ten of The Worst Ways to End a Novel
Renee Miller, On Fiction Writing

Seven Things That Can Stop Your Novel Dead
Writer Tank

Finish What You Started: How to End Your Story
Dell Smith, Beyond the Margins

 And in the End
Robin Elizabeth Black, Beyond the Margins