I'm currently writing a novel, about halfway through, and some various other bits and pieces completed including the end of the book. I intend to include a piece at the end of the book wherein the main character explains why he has written the book, and how he feels about it (I hate when novels told in first person don't give an explanation for who the story was written for). I intended to couch this as an afterword written by the character. This would have been followed by THE END being written there by the character (not something I normally do after stories but fits with the characters thoughts at that point. I do realise it's generally frowned upon to write THE END ) However, I also intend to have my own afterword at the end. They are one of my favourite inclusions in a book, giving an insight into the authors thoughts, and usually a sense of closure when the story has ended and you have to let the characters go. It provides a satisfying barrier between the end of the book's world and the return to normal life. Anyway, my question is do you think it would be awkward to have two afterwords at the end? Would it be confusing for a reader do you think? I may only find the answer of course once I get to that point, but I'd be interested to know what people thought of it. Or should I just call the character's afterword an epilogue?