odds and endings

The challenges in The Web Writer’s Toolkit, in “Odds and Endings,” will make you think about endings. Most writers find it difficult to end a story. You don’t want to wrap loose ends too neatly, yet you want resolution. You want the finale to feel like a natural progression of the story, like it belongs, and yet you want it to stretch beyond the world of the story into a larger world. Finding the perfect way to end a story can feel like a formidable task. Practice helps.

Here are a few challenges from “Odds and Endings,” in The Web Writer’s Toolkit.

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Before I Die

I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. — Mark Twain