This week on Hide and Create, Moses Siregar, Joshua Essoe, Diana Rowland and Jordan Ellinger talk about ending your stories.
The stronger you’ve emotionally invested your reader, the more impactful the ending will be. The more you make your readers feel your protagonist’s heroism, or pain, or both, the more effective your ending will be.
Your ending is where your protagonist really gets to show that he’s a hero, earns it — so make sure you’ve set your character up so that your readers can really feel that heroism.
Your climax is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, right? So you’ve got to make sure that the treasure at the end of the quest is worth it.
(And the answer to the end of the show is to keep them wanting more. See what we did there?)