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Story Endings

We have already looked at different story openings, but how you end your story is just as important. There are several different ways to do it: Advice: If you write an informative piece, you can end your piece with some advice for your reader. Capturing Emotion/Warm Fuzzy: Tears sting your eyes when you finish the story, or you the writer has at least managed to make you feel emotional in some way. Circular: End your story with the same idea, or even the same words, that you have used to start your story. Cliffhanger: This kind of endings teases the reader to read onto the next chapter or the next book in a series. It leaves the reader hanging or

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story openings

Story Openings

The opening of your story is where you should ‘hook’ your reader to read on. Action – Start your story in the middle of an action. Character / Setting – Begin your story by using descriptive words to describe a character or the setting. Dialogue – Open your story with dialogue, by starting a conversation between two characters. Exclamation – Start your story with an exclamation such as “He was furious!” Feeling – Share emotions you have about the topic. Flashbacks – Start your story with a flashback, remembering something that had happened. Internal monologue – The first line of your story contains a thought of your main character. Opposites – Start by stating opposites, for instance telling your reader it’s a beautiful day but something appalling

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