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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun September 5th, 2010, 2:29 am

My students hate inconclusive endings. Well, that's the general feeling anyway. By the time you'll read this I'll be dead, is a good example of that. You dont know if the girl lives or dies and a lot of my students felt cheated. they loved the book, hated the ending.

Not sure I can do one with this story. Now, the other WIP I was working on had one. But that one was generally a happy one.
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LoveHistory
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Postby LoveHistory » Sun September 5th, 2010, 2:40 am

How about an ending that is not inconclusive per se, but does leave just a hint of mystery on some point. That way readers who want different widely disparrate futures for the characters concerned can choose to believe it went the way they would prefer.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sun September 5th, 2010, 11:57 am

Two things are left unresloved in the story. The reader doesnt know what happens to two characters. The MCs future hinges on one, but for the most part the reader knows where she is going.
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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Sun September 5th, 2010, 6:36 pm

Two things are left unresloved in the story. The reader doesnt know what happens to two characters. The MCs future hinges on one, but for the most part the reader knows where she is going.


Seems like a good balance to me.
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