One big challenge that authors face while writing their stories is how to give their stories perfect endings. The readers want an ending that is perfect, powerful, satisfactory, and one that complements the story. The way the story ends largely depends on the main message a writer wants to pass across. Here are some of the ways to of ending a story:

Implied ending

This is whereby the readers are left in suspense. They are left with a number of questions running in their minds because the author has withheld some information. The reader is left thinking about the story’s possible outcome. This is very effective to authors since the reader is left looking for more writings by that author.

Resolved ending

This is whereby the author concludes the story with the fate of each character clearly stated. It does not leave readers with questions in their minds. It answers all unresolved issues. This kind of ending is appropriate for singular novels, fairy tales and for a conclusion of a series.

Unresolved ending

This is the direct opposite of a resolved ending. For writers, it is one of the easiest ways of ending a story. It leaves some conflicts undetermined. It leaves readers imagining how the unresolved conflicts would have possibly been determined.

Crystal ball

This is whereby the writer goes an extra mile to give an insight of how the future of the characters looks like. It is mostly used in epilogues.

Tie back

This is where the beginning of the story and its ending are similar. A smart author will be able to bring out twists and surprises in the story. This will interest the readers.

Twist in the tail

This is where the story ends with a complete twist in the expected turn of events. It brings an unexpected outcome. An example is whereby a character that was initially believed to be dead resurfaces and sheds light on the hidden truth.

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