The End - photo c 2007 by Carolyn Burns BassRead the chatscript for “Writing the End” here.

Back in July we discussed first lines and story beginnings in #litchat. While beginnings hook readers and middles sustain the momentum, what must an ending have to connect the wheel? What makes a satisfying ending? Must it be happy? Fulfilled? Do endings need to tie every single thread? Join us for #litchat WritingWednesday on August 28, 2013 when we discuss endings and last lines.

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