All Things Must End

Truer words have never been spoken… in general. I mean, even the sun’s going to explode in some inconceivable number of years. But as far as writing goes, his words have even more weight. James Harrington’s blog involves everything writing, and I’m a loyal follower of his tips. Check it out for yourself!

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“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”
Paulo Coelho, The Zahir

How long can you continue a story before it has to come to an end? It’s a tough question to answer. Some end their stories when they run out of steam and tire of writing while others end when the story has completely run its course.

Unfortunately, there are those who try to force the story to continue long after it has run its course. Either due to monetary gain or because they simply can’t let the characters go. We see this today, mainly in movies, but also in some literature as well.

Perhaps the most classic version of a forced sequel was the…

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