The Last Three Chapters with Tere Michaels
July 13, 2024
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How to write satisfying endings that will keep readers wanting more
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
What best sells your next book? The ending of your previous book!
A satisfying ending ties together all the pieces of your novel – the character arcs, the relationship arcs, the plot, the carefully laid out details – and gives the reader a feeling of completion and satisfaction. They have trusted you with their time and emotions and have been rewarded with an ending that makes them sigh (and recommend your book!). The journey resulted in a positive experience and they will be open to taking that trip again with you, with your next book.
A good ending feels like a story never ends in a reader’s mind and heart, and that means continued satisfaction that you are responsible for. What better marketing is there?!
We’ll discuss all the parts of your story that need to be considered as you end your book – everything from major character arcs to little details. We’ll consider the big and small in concluding your story in a satisfying way to make your readers happy!
About Tere Michaels
Tere Michaels writes happily ever afters in the big city – with heaps of snark, angst and humor. Her focus is on characters and all the ridiculous ways they trip through life and love. She has written fifteen books including her popular Faith, Love & Devotion series and the superhero saga, The Vigilante. Her new series is Broadway or Bust.
She has been presenting workshops on the writing process for ten years. She has taught at RT Booklovers Convention, Liberty States Create Something Magical Conference, RWA online classes, and done presentations and workshops for chapters of RWA, Liberty States, Sisters in Crime, and Horror Writers of America. She taught and managed RT Booklovers Convention Boot Camp. Currently, she is a plot whisperer/consultant/developmental editor and teaches frequently at SavvyAuthors.