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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cliffhangers

So I’ve jotted down a few possible endings for Equist Story, and most are cliffhanger endings. But that’s okay for a short story, right? XD I think it will work...

What are your thoughts on cliffhangers?



In other news, I'm having a hard time coming up with titles for this story.


AKA everyone has a title but the story itself. And all my title ideas suck.



Excerpt a la day:

“Thank the Lord you’re awake,” a soldier said—no, a doctor. His face was withered with age, and he held a damp rag in one hand. Human—Moi couldn’t see his legs, but his long hair gave him away.

Equist Story

3 comments:

  1. I'm a big fan of cliffhangers for chapters and acts in a book. I love the feeling of "Just gotta read one more chapter!" being repeated a dozen times.

    I'm not such a big fan of it for the end of a book though. I feel that all books, even those in a trilogy, should have a resolution to the main story arc. Not everything needs to be resolved, but it should still feel like a pretty complete book.
    No idea what you mean by cliffhanger for a short story though. Will there be a part two? Or do you just end the story with the readers not finding out how the story ends? (!) That would probably upset me...

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  2. It would depend on how much of a cliffhanger it was, if that makes any sense.

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  3. It really depends on how you pull it off. "Cliffhanger" in general probably isn't good as it implies that something else is coming, and that will just annoy people unless there IS a part two. However, if you're simply not answering all the questions, it'll work if you answer the right ones. Best to just try it out on people and see how they react.

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