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Happily Ever After—How to End a Plot

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Happily Ever After—How to End a Plot

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Starting a narrative may be daunting, but ending one can be just as tricky. After discussing some famous examples of bad endings, Professor Hynes gives you tips for creating believable, satisfying endings, whether this means finding an answer to the story’s opening gambit, or tracing a narrative to its logical end.

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c********m
April 10, 2018

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c********m
February 18, 2018
One of the things I like best about this lecture series is the wide variety of literature used as examples of the various techniques. Not only am I learning about the craft, I'm expanding my to be read list.

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a********m
June 6, 2017
Starting a narrative may be daunting, but ending one can be just as tricky. After discussing some famous examples of bad endings, Professor Hynes gives you tips for creating believable, satisfying endings, whether this means finding an answer to the story’s opening gambit, or tracing a narrative to its logical end.

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