Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance
Last week, an editor’s corner on openings…this week, an editor’s corner on closings, I will be following this up with a new, regular blog post on Opening Lines and inviting you to send in yours. Great post, Shawn. I will study every one of them.
Lasting Impression of Last Words…
Things are a little hectic round about the Dragonsnest and at the Editor’s Corner. It’s October: Month of the Dragon starts today and, well, you can just imagine the flurry of activity. So I thought I would bookend last week’s ramble on openings with one this week on closings.
And there are great ones.
Some are meta statements, literary conceits that step out of the tale and remind the reader that they are just that, a reader:
And you say, ‘Just a moment, I’ve almost finished If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino.’ …Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler
Some are the simple culmination of the tale’s action – aka they-all-lived-happily-(or not)-ever-after:
Shining fragments of aquarium glass fell like snow around him. And when the long-awaited white fingers of water tapped and lapped on Oscar’s lips, he welcomed…
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