1. Tragic Author

    Tragic Author New Member

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    anyone else with a dull ending?

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Tragic Author, May 10, 2008.

    i always know what i want the beginning to be like. and the middle. but tying it all up is a pain and i really don't know how. especially for a really long story. any ideas?
     
  2. MumblingSage

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    List all of your dangling threads.
    Decide how to tie them off.
    Make notes.
    Do it.

    Simple if not easy, but it does work.
     
  3. Cogito

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    Or for that matter, whether to tie them all off. Life doesn't tie up all loose ends, and modern novels tend not to either. But for each thread, make it a conscious choice.
     

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