Don’t Write Alone | Toolkit

How to Write an Ending

Why is it so hard to land the ending of a story? We want the endings of our stories to feel surprising yet inevitable—which is easier said than done.

Mockingjay Eleanor & ParkLittle WomenPoetics

Diagnosing the Problem with Your Ending

The Flannery O’Connor–Style Cosmic-Comeuppance Ending

I Love Lucy

The Flashback Ending

Sabrina & Corina

The Flash-Forward Ending

The Best American Short StoriesThe O. Henry Prize Stories 2017

The Rewind or “Curtain Call” Ending

The Best American Short Stories 2018

The “Frozen in a Moment of Possibility” Ending

Friday Black

The Best American Essays 2018