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When the Ending Meets the Beginning in your Children’s Story

October 21, 2015

Imagine you’ve worked for months to hone your perfect children’s story. You’ve paid attention to important details. You’ve made sure that your main character has learned important lessons during her journey. The opening of your story has action to hold the interest of your readers. But what can you do about the ending?

You don’t want to tell your readers everything, but you want them to have a hopeful feeling when they finish your book.

You might prefer to end your story “organically.” What does that mean?

The word “organic” brings vegetables and fruits to mind, doesn’t it? But in writing, “organic” means that you create a natural ending for your story. Sometimes you may choose to refer back to the beginning of the story and have the ending tied to that.

For example, for my first story, Tails of Sweetbrier, I began by asking the reader a question.

The question I chose was this: ”Have you ever wanted to be able to do something, but you came across a roadblock of some kind?”

Asking a question will pique the reader’s interest. Immediately, the child will wonder what kind of obstacles were going to be described in the story. They’ll want to know whether the “roadblock” was such a big thing that it couldn’t be overcome.

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*Reblogged from http://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/2015/10/21/38475/

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