Sometimes it seems that the most difficult thing is to start, but so it is learning how to finish. This has become crucial when writing a novel, and extremely basic, because a story without a good ending leaves the reader with a bad taste in his mouth. It's like when you watch a movie with a fantastic plot, but the outcome is meaningless. Both the cinema and the reading audience will always be impressed by the grand finale.
Because we as writers can get so submerged in our novel - especially long ones - that sometimes we forget to conclude situations. For this reason, the writer must learn to close his story with a golden brooch, and for this there are some techniques that can be taken into account. The main rule to create an adequate ending is to ask yourself if the conflict is resolved.
According to an article by Sinjania, a group of literary trainers, conflict is the storie's fuel, and when that fuel is finished, is when the story ends. This comes from the hand of another great advice: do not forget the protagonist, because the conflict will always prevent him/her from reaching his desires, once the problem loses strength or the character - despite not achieving what he/she wants - is released, the novel is ready to conclude. In addition, the protagonist usually experiences a transformation thanks to what he/she gets through during the plot, and when you realize if the character has already completed that change, it is possible to deduce the final time.
Another aspect to take into account is to identify what kind of end do you want to create, since there are different types of them. Here we have summarized them in 10, according to an article by lifeofastoryteller.com.
-The circular ending: It is the one that returns to where it started. The story develops a circular turn to get back to the beginning.
-The moral ending: Here is how the character has grown during the story and how far it has come.
-The surprise ending: The one that nobody expects and leaves everyone astonished.
-The captivating emotional ending: Leave the reader with a feeling of sensitivity, whether happy or sad.
-The reflection ending: It is the one that leaves the reader thinking, since the character realizes everything he has achieved and what he had to endure.
-The cliff-hanger ending: It is very common in a novel's series, since it leaves the reader with the heart in the mouth.
-The humor ending: Leaves the reader laughing or having fun.
-The question ending: Leave the reader wondering what will happen next.
-The image ending: It's the one that describes a scene so vivid for the reader to imagine it as it is.
-The dialogue ending: It ends with a dialogue between characters.
Apparently, there are different ways to write a great ending, however, everything will depend on the writer's style and the plot of his novel, since there are outcomes that are more conducive to certain types of stories, and others not. At the end of the day, a good ending will always remain in the reader's memory.
21 de Fevereiro de 2018 às 13:28