A Perfect Ending

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The ending is the last thing your reader sees, but will often feel rushed, added on without thought. They key is to find an organic conclusion for your story, novel, or memoir. Is there an epiphany or a question? A traditional plotted ending or an ambiguous, resonant finish? Has your character gained self-knowledge, and will this matter to your reader? Learn to combine the inevitable with the surprising, resolve interior and exterior conflicts, understand rounding, climax, dénouement and more.

About Lynn Auld Schwartz

Lynn Auld Schwartz is a writer, story development editor, and has ghostwritten three books. Her plays and staged readings have been performed in Atlanta and NYC, including Lincoln Center. She founded the Temple Bar Literary Reading Series in NYC, has received two Individual Artist Awards in Fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council, and an Annie Literary Arts Award from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County.  Her stories have appeared in literary journals and she produces and directs the Page To Stage series, which offers regional writers the opportunity to perform their life stories. A graduate of The City College of New York, Columbia University, and The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater, Schwartz teaches fiction and memoir at St. John’s College and The Writer’s Center.

Teaching style: Lynn packs her workshops with relevant content — sharing specific techniques and illustrations designed to improve a participant’s writing. There is also ample time for questions, discussion, and in-class writing exercises that put technique into practice. Lynn feels it is important to create an inspiring, supportive, and fun environment.


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