Exit Cues

Exit cues can be tricky things. How do you know when the story’s cone to an end? How do you know the ending you wrote out of exhaustion or euphoria is the right way to end? Sometimes it helps to take the opening and the ending and see how they match up. Does the last chapter or page or sentence deliver on the promise of the opening?

Like the creaking of the beautiful old door at Prague’s Questenberk Hotel, the ending ought to suit the opening.