Real Endings Need Love Too!

real boy.gifWe’re not saying there are fake endings floating around in the writing world but what we are trying to say is realism is a wonderful way to end a book. Seriously! To remind your reader their head shouldn’t be in the clouds will have them feeling a lot.

Take a moment to think about a not-so-happy ending you read and stuck with you. There’s a reason why you remember it…it’s memorable due to being different than all the rest. We also want to mention: these endings don’t have to be sad, necessarily. Just real.

Sometimes people like the chaos and fire-burning-everywhere ending to a book they’re invested in. Or the cookie-cutter romantic, hero saves everyone at the end of the day. It’s about preference.

Or shock value.

You choose.

2 thoughts on “Real Endings Need Love Too!

  1. stephaniedanielsonauthor November 30, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    I like to toss in a not-so-happy ending sometimes because not everything ends with a swell of music and a long kiss.

  2. gpavants December 10, 2018 / 11:56 pm

    Hi HR,

    Or the open-ended ending from Castaway. Sometimes being able to create your oen ending can be satisfying in itself.

    Thank you,


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