“You fail only if you stop writing.”   —Ray Bradbury

June Speaker: Kristen Stieffel

Satisfying Endings: A Crucial but Overlooked Element of Great Fiction

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Barnes and Noble, Carrolwood (Meeting room in the back of the store)

One of the most important aspects of any novel is a satisfying ending. A satisfying ending can redeem an otherwise mediocre book, and an unsatisfying ending can spoil an otherwise excellent book. Some of the biggest problems we see in new writers’ manuscripts revolve around inappropriate endings, including endings that rush through the climax, abrupt endings, and endings in which solutions appear from nowhere. We’ll discuss how to avoid the most common climax and denouement errors and how to choose the type of ending that’s appropriate for your story.
Kristen Stieffel

Kristen Stieffel is a writer and freelance editor specializing in science fiction and fantasy and is an anthology editor for Havok, a flash fiction website focused on the speculative genres. She provides a full range of editorial services and has worked on projects for both the general market and the Christian submarket. Kristen is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Christian Editor Connection. She is the author of Alara’s Call, an inspirational fantasy novel. kristenstieffel.com.