Wordsmith– I also write books

When is it a good idea to write an epilogue?  Falling action is the best place to tie up loose ends.  Here are a few uses for to use an epilogue:

1). If your story ends with a trauma, an epilogue can let the reader know the fate of a character. 2). An epilogue can assure the reader justice has been served.  3). An epilogue can explain the fate of a character.  Increase the  feeling of happily ever after and let the reader know the protagonists survived.  5).  An epilogue is a glimpse into the future.

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3 thoughts on “Wordsmith– I also write books

  1. Dash Hamelton

    I agree, Janessa. It can weaken the ending if it’s used to “tell the reader what happened.” I think, as Kathleen said, falling action is a better place to tie things up.

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