Thursday, January 25, 2007

Now what?

I have a question for all you writers out there (and I know you're out there): how do you come up with compelling endings for your stories? I tend to start out at a good clip and then get bogged down somewhere in the middle. This is a problem for me at the moment because I'm working on a story for a friend which I need to finish, but it can't have just any old ending -- it needs to be one that makes the story worth reading. Not necessarily a twist ending, since I'm not much like M. Night Shyamalan, but something worthwhile. Anyone have any exercises to get those creative juices flowing?

5 comments:

tlawwife said...

You've read my blog so know that I just ramble on so can't help but I might peruse your answers for help myself.

PG said...

On the rare occasions when I write I tend to know the ending. It's the middle bits I sometimes have probs with.

I am afraid I have tagged you, so see if this will stir your creative vibes - 6 weird things about you, you can see mine on my blog, but they aren't very interesting. I shall look forward to yours...

lettuce said...

hello, it was nice to have you visiting.

Yes, they are indeed Clangers.

I'll be back to read about your weirdness.... and other things...

Terri /Tinker said...

Sleeping on it seems to be what works for me. Good luck!

Nabeel said...

you don't come up with the endings, the endings come to you.