There is a reason why the ending is perhaps the most difficult part of a story to write. It presents a knotty dilemma: if we have written a good story, our readers will want it to continue. So how, then, do we push back, and provide an ending that feels necessary, proportionate and satisfying? In this workshop we will look at the question of what goes into ending your story in a satisfying way. And we will identify some things you can do earlier in the story that will strengthen the ending, when you arrive there. Using examples from literature, we will look at different types of endings, to see how others have approached the poignant problem of closure.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, May 20