There are various ways to go about writing conclusions.
When writing conclusions, think back on creative writing story starters and remember how to write a thesis statement that is compelling. By remembering what made your story, essay, or other piece of writing so intriguing to begin with, your ending will become more profound and worthwhile for your readers.
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Just as you might think of story endings to make your story starters greater, such as using "they lived happily ever after" to start a flashback into the lives of the characters, use story starters to make your endings greater.
Maybe "once upon a time" will become the mantra with which you end up writing conclusions for your stories. As soon as you arrive at the end of your tale, you may say something such as, "Once upon a time seems like so long ago when you consider all that has happened during that time." This can be a great
closing line for a story, as your readers will think back on all of the conflicts, tension, overwhelming odds, and other issues that your characters had to deal with throughout the telling of your story. They will think back to the time at the beginning of your story when everything didn't seem so complicated.
Other story starters to consider writing conclusions with are:
There is a story that has been told through the generations. This line can be useful in conclusion writing as a story ending even though it seems more fit to start off a piece of writing. Use it at the end of your writing with a line or two following it to ensure readers' grasp of the splendid characterization and plot techniques you used throughout the story.
You wouldn't believe it if I told you. Of course, this can be the beginning of a wonderful, gossip-filled story of love, angst, betrayal, or some other intriguing, momentous occasion. However, it can also serve as a conclusion to an enjoyable tale. You might go through your whole story delivering bits and pieces of gossip, with truth mixed in here and there to give your story some extra fascinating elements. This line can be the end of a story in which your main character has vowed never to gossip or tell tall tales again, but she just can't help herself to share one last juicy reveal with your readers.
It was an intriguing line of work. Maybe your story will be about the many jobs of a man who cannot seem to find his true calling in life. As time passes, he may have many the odd job, but nothing strikes his fancy the way that he knows his true calling would.
Some of the jobs he has may give him clues to what he would rather be doing, but he can never quite place his finger on it. In the end, when he ends up doing what he is meant to do, the story can end with this line. It doesn't even have to be a truly intriguing type of work. It may only be intriguing to him. For example, he may truly enjoy delivering ice cream to the neighborhood kids in his ice cream truck. It gives him pleasure and joy. To him, this is an intriguing line of work. Some of your characters may find that they have to be spies, ship captains, supermodels, or some other profession to find true intrigue and value with their calling.
Descriptive writing can apply itself quite well to not only creative writing story starters, but story conclusions as well. Try writing conclusions that read something like, "The road curved at the fork, leading to a winding path with apple trees lining the way. A gaggle of geese crossed the road, the littlest one reminiscent of that story of the duckling I once heard as a child." Not only can this description be the beginning of a wonderfully adaptable story that can veer off in so many different directions, but it can also deliver a punch if used in the instance of writing conclusions that are packed with verve. The story before this ending (if you use it as an ending, that is) can be about a young girl who grew up in the country, only to choose to live her life footloose and fancy free in the city. After living out her dreams to be a city girl, she may have never found her way back to the country lane that she grew up on. One of her last adventures that she has always wished to have is to travel the countryside once more, her children and husband at her side. The line mentioned above can serve as an ending in this case, and the story of the ugly duckling that she alludes to may have been brought up previously in the story to make its purpose clear and the theme sustainable throughout.
Sometimes, when writing conclusions, you may find that beginning your story with the very same line you end it with can bring a true, sincere sense of closure to your work. This is not something that you should do with every story you tell, but sometimes coming full circle can be extremely effective in driving home the morals and issues that your story has delved into and explored. Think back on the "Once upon a time" line above. If you begin your story with those words, and end it with a line such as the "Once upon a time" ending shared above, you may find that your ending positively reinforces your beginning. You just do not want to sound as though your story is starting from scratch again. Unless the sequel to your story can begin with those same words, and you are setting up the plot for your next novel as you write the conclusion to the one you are presently working on.
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