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The ending that lives on within the reader

The organic story finds its end in its beginning. Thus, a great story signals the audience back to the beginning in its ending. A story can have a finality ending, where the story truly ends on the last page of the book. Great books have the story continue in the minds of the audience.

plot

What is plot?

Plot is whatever happens in a story. Plot is built on significant events in a given story. They are significant because they have important consequences. Unimportant events, such as closing a door or braiding your hair are incidents. They don’t have important consequences, unless you are Rapunzel, in which case they are crucial actions. So what makes plot? Cause and effect. On event leads to another event.

description

Description 101

Description enables the reader to experience the “fictional dream”, being pulled into a story so deeply that it becomes more real than the chair the reader sits on. Description is the language used to bring attributes of a thing or person to the reader’s mind. It makes impressions, using all the senses. It is also known as word painting.

self-editing

Self-Editing; What to cut

How do you go about self-editing? Cutting forces you to decide what truly belongs and what doesn’t. Cut until you end up with a piece that works for you. Now the material you relate to the most, will stand out from the rest. You’re focusing the lens to create a sharper image. You’re discovering where the gaps are and what’s needed to fill them.

denouement

Writing the Final Scene: the Denouement

The denouement is everything that follows after the climax, with one purpose: to wrap up the story. Readers now crave two things. First, a final reactionary scene to show the consequences of the plot and the fate of the characters. Second, answers to all remaining story-questions.