Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: K.M. Weiland

Here’s how to write books readers will love–and yet still end up hating you for. It’s easy. All you have to do is divebomb out of your brilliance and into anticlimactic endings.

On some level, anticlimactic endings are pretty self-explanatory. They’re endings with no bang in the end. They’re endings that evoke a yawn from readers instead of a frenzy of page-turning. Instead of being one of the most satisfying parts of the book, they end up being one of the most disappointing.

And the scariest part of all this? The better readers like the rest of your book, the more it matters to them that the end fulfills all their hopes (conscious, emotional, and otherwise) for the story. In short, you gotta get this right.

That’s a lot of pressure to put on a concept that is actually surprisingly vague when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of actually preventing it. All those definitions of anti-climactic endings up there in the second paragraph? They don’t actually tell you much about the factors that create anti-climactic endings, or the even more crucial factors that contribute to preventing them.

But never fear. That’s what this installment of the Most Common Writing Mistakes series is all

2 Ways to Ruin an Awesome Story With Anticlimactic Endings

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If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  • Author, Jody Hedlund: The Love-Hate Relationship Writers Have With Their Manuscripts
  • Build a Better Blog for 2016: Grab 50% Off Our Best Selling eBook This Week Only - @ProBlogger
  • The Writers Alley: Grace for the Finite & Infinite Waiting
  • So You’ve Finished a Rough Draft. What Now?
  • 5 Scams that Target New Writers and How to Spot Them - Anne R. Allen's Blog... with Ruth Harris
  • Why More Practice Can Make You A Worse Writer – And What To Do Instead | Write to Done
  • The Secret to My Productivity + Thoughts on Luxury & Privilege
  • Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 46: Anticlimactic Endings - Helping Writers Become Authors
  • Avoid these 4 author bio mistakes - Build Book Buzz
  • Feedback Is A Fiction Writer’s Friend
  • How Authors Can Build Their Audience on Instagram [Guest Post] — Self Publishing Team
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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