Write a Satisfying Ending Landing


write a satisfying ending


Design a story ending that begins with an intense climax and then satisfies the reader’s need for closure while also leaving a sense of possibility.

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Barbara Vance




1h 13m

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Course Description

The ending of a story needs to tie up loose plot threads, possibly start new threads, bring character development to a gratifying close, and consider the emotional state you want to leave the reader/viewer with. This workshop helps you to bring the story to a close and create a scene-by-scene map of what needs to take place.

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What's Inside

This course includes extensive notes to follow along with the video lessons, and a workbook that will get you started planning your ending scene by scene.

What People Are Saying


I have taken the entire story system—and this is the last workshop in it. I am seriously sad it is over. I’ve never had so much fun writing a story. By the time I got to this workshop I was READY because all the others prepared me so well. As with all of them, Barbara had me considering aspects of an ending I hadn’t thought of. Well worth this time. Five stars.

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I really like how she went into the different kinds of endings. I thought I knew how I wanted my story to end, but it was so general. She made things much more specific and it changed how I saw my story. Going to go back and take the rest of the story design system . . .

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DEFINIELY like how she addressed the difference in the climactic moment and crisis. So helpful. Blogs throw those terms around and it can get so confusing. She made it clear and not stressful.

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Awesome course. Not all classes help talk about how to set things in place so the climax has impact. They just talk about the climax. Barbara actually goes into how to build to it. Thanks!

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Really good. I totally changed my ending because of this class.

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Barbara Vance, PhD

I am a writer and instructor who has been blessed to help thousands of writers bring their stories to life.

My degrees include a B.A. in literature, an MA in Literature and Creative Writing, and a PhD in storytelling and media. Prior to launching my own company, I taught writing and storytelling at a tier-one university.

Over the past sixteen years I have developed a widely acclaimed collection of courses designed to help writers develop their stories, stay on track, and finish what they start . . . even while juggling busy careers and a family.

I am also the author of a multi-award-winning poetry collection, and my poems are licensed for use in anthologies and curricula around the world.

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