Literature’s Greatest Closing Paragraphs – Entertainment – ShortList Magazine

I’m getting ready to guide a novel revision group. Beginnings and endings hold keys to the tone, character, setting, and, most important, the emotional impact of a story. Here’s a fascinating collection of great endings.

Literature’s Greatest Closing Paragraphs – Entertainment – ShortList Magazine.


From Editor and Author Cheryl Klein: A Plot Checklist for Revision

I’m putting together materials for our local SCBWI group’s April Revision Workshop. One of my favorite revision gurus is Cheryl Klein. If you don’t already have it, pick up a copy of Second Sight: An Editor’s Talks on Writing, Revising, & Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults. Until it arrives, or even if you already have it, download this helpful plot checklist. The site even has a Word template! ยป Plot Checklist.

Effective Ways to End Your Book or Story

So, the ending of your book isn’t working and you don’t know what to do. This post from veteran author Rob Sanders might be just what you need.

Click on the link below:

Picture This!: Effective Endings.

Free Novel Writing Goodies in Honor of NaNoWriMo |

There’s a treasure trove of terrific free downloads for novelists on this blog. You can reap the benefits even if you dropped out of NaNoWriMo or never signed up! Zip over there and collect.

NaNoWriMo Tips |

Sunday Starter: Endings – StoryMagician

From picture book author Marsha Diane Arnold, here’s an exercise to warm up your story-telling engines. She challenges writers to read four picture books and write new endings for them. She offers some suggestions, but you can choose your own. Be sure to use recent books. Your local librarian can offer suggestions.

Sunday Starter: Endings – StoryMagician.