16. Odds and Endings

This last set of challenges will make you think about endings. Most writers find it difficult to end a story. You don’t want to wrap up loose ends too neatly, yet you want resolution. You want the finale to feel like a natural progression of the story, like it belongs, and yet you want it to stretch beyond the world of the story into a larger world. If your ending circles back to the beginning, it can make the story feel complete. Yet you don’t want to repeat the beginning. Finding the perfect way to end a story can feel like a formidable task. Practice helps.

Now get started writing!

347. User Guides

Suggested time: 30–90 minutes

This challenge works best as a game, with several players.

Each player should provide one or ...

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