In this case, I'm referring to creative non-fiction. My process usually doesn't include an outline for these works, since they're just silly stories about life. When I draft outlines, I think deeply about the story, and this particular piece doesn't really require that much forethought -- in fact it could be detrimental for me to overanalyze it to death. I prefer to just let it out, and go back and make revisions when writing in this style. But I've always struggled with the conclusion. The beginning works fine for me, but after reading my first drafts, I often feel that they end abruptly. But there is a dance between droning on and ending a piece thoroughly, and I feel that the steps aren't natural to me. If you're able to relate, what helps you remedy this predicament, and why do you think you end up with abrupt conclusions in the first place?