Ten-second review: Put as much emphasis on your ending as on your beginning.
Title: “Telling a REAL story.” Kelly James-Enger. The Writer (November 2009), 26-27.
Quote: “When it comes to ending the story, use as much care as you do in writing the lead. Don’t just stop. Look for a twist, insight or quote to show how this experience changed the person…. That will give your story—and your readers—a sense of resolution.”
Comment: Just a reminder. There were many problems with the book that I self-published—Teaching English, How To….—one of which was that I did not pay the same attention to the endings of my chapters that I gave to their beginnings. RayS.