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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Q&A!!!!

When a writer provides a sense of hope for the protagonist's future at story's end satisfies me most as a reader. That ending can either be full-fledged happiness or just the hint that happiness is around the corner.

How about you? What makes a novel's ending satisfying to you as a reader or writer?



At 1:41 PM, Blogger Terry McLaughlin said...

Like you, Mo, I want my happy ending. If I'm reading a romance novel, I want a marriage proposal or the strong (very strong!) hint that one will be coming soon. I like to read the final pages of a book with a smile on my face.

Some of my favorite endings are those that play on dialogue lines or action from earlier in the book, adding a sentimental touch or a little inside joke for the reader. I try to do that in the books I write, too.

At 7:30 AM, Blogger Gillian Layne said...

I'm really fond of the "three years later" endings. I really want to know every thing is great for all of them.

And I also enjoy endings of books that hint at the beginning of the next book, if it's a series.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I love endings that play on previous dialogue or action, too!

At 9:19 PM, Blogger Mo H said...

I like a good epilogue especially in historicals. In fact, I often use them in that subgenre!

At 10:38 AM, Blogger PatriciaW said...

A return to something--a setting, a scene, a theme, even a phrase--from the beginning to wrap things up. Love when the story comes full circle.

And I too like to get a glimpse into six months, three years...some short time later to know that things did indeed work out, at least for a little while.


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