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The surprise ending

Posted: Sun, 01 Sep 2019 8:54 am
by CageSage
https://www.writersdigest.com/online-ed ... ightens-us

Although, not really surprise, 'cos you built it into the story in tiny little crumbs, yes?

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 9:00 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Hmm. And if you don't, and it really is a surprise, then the readers will cry "Unfair!" :( and cast your book into the fire. :shock:

(Well, maybe not) ;)

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Mon, 02 Sep 2019 9:10 pm
by CageSage
Yes, they will. Surprise should come with an, 'Oh, of course - I should've seen it coming!' and not a, 'What the cheese?' or 'Who is that character?'
I would burn the book, toss it to the chooks, or drop it in the craypot. Even if I did it ...

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 12:52 pm
by Rkcapps
Can't throw, so I'd press 'delete' on my Kindle, as though it was never there.

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 11:11 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Just wondering, Rkcapps - when you delete a book from the Kindle, does it have a humorous sound-effect? ;)

"Boi-i-i-i-ing" might be nice (like this). Or maybe fire whoosh. Or wah wah... etc. I'm sure you can think of many more.

Maybe the Kindle could pick one at random. Although the whole idea could easily become tiresome ... sorry. :?

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Thu, 05 Sep 2019 4:45 pm
by Rkcapps
lol, they should! That'd be cool :)

Re: The surprise ending

Posted: Sun, 08 Sep 2019 4:05 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Here are some things to keep in mind when writing the end of your book: But Jennaaaaaaaa! ;)

Or, also by Jenna: 10 Worst Tropes in Dystopian Fiction :)

Enjoy!