Sunday, April 17, 2016

The End

Thinking back over the writing classes in high school and college, it struck me (I do not know why) that while a great deal of emphasis is placed on the opening lines and the first page "hook" that I don't recall much said about the end.
Often when I read an ms, the end has come a chapter or sometimes two before the writer stopped writing. It is like a bad relationship that just doesn't go away after both persons have decided to end it.
In one of our books we switched the order of the last two chapters and had a more fitting ending, one that reminds me of a Hitchcock movie ending.
Check this out: I can't say that I love-love these endings. But then again, I think "It was a dark and stormy night" is a perfectly fine first line to a book and that is not what my professors said.
Let me know what you think after you follow the link above. Are these good last lines or not?