The last pages of your book are critical because they determine how the reader will feel when they leave your world — and whether they will buy your next book. As readers, we've all been disappointed by weak story endings, so how can we make sure that we leave our readers satisfied?
James Scott Bell gives some tips in today's interview, as well as talking about what happens when your publisher goes bankrupt and how to generate multiple streams of income as a creative.
In the introduction, I talk about the importance of listening to our physical bodies and my own lessons learned around pain recently.
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James Scott Bell is the bestselling and award-winning author of thrillers, historical fiction, and many excellent books on the craft of writing. He's a professional speaker teaching novel writing and other skills for writers. His latest book for authors is The Last 50 Pages: The Art and Craft of Unforgettable Endings.
- Why a book’s ending matters so much
- How genre fits into a book’s ending
- How to deal with book endings when writing a series
- On the five types of endings
- Why knowing your ending before you get to it is important
- On intellectual property rights when a trad publisher goes bankrupt. F&W Media bankruptcy [Forbes], PRH purchasing the assets [The Bookseller]
- The importance of multiple streams of income for authorpreneurs. Patreon.com/jamesscottbell
You can find James Scott Bell at JamesScottBell.com and on Twitter @jamesscottbell