Reference #11: On Writing Well


To conclude a story, quotations work best. A note of humour or sense of finality works well. What is best is to surprise and delight the reader. This could be through an unexpected detail, or a remark far out of left field.

Another technique for providing closure is to bring the story full-circle. End on the "echo of a note that was sounded in the beginning".

Zinsser. On Writing Well, 2006. (65-65)

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