Did you know that sparrow sang softer this year? Check out my article on the results of Contra Costa County’s Christmas Bird Count p. 3 Also, Izzy needs a home, check out her sad doggie story on page 16. #birds #ChristmasBirdCount
Jill: The End: Finding the Best Way to Wrap It All Up
Penny Warner: Writing Dialogue
10 am 2/13/20 $5 CWC members; $10 nonmembers
Whether it’s a chapter ending or the conclusion of a novel or memoir, endings matter. Not every chapter needs to end with a cliffhanger, but there should be a sense of drawing the chapter’s purpose to a close. Every book should leave the reader with a sense of satisfaction. It doesn’t have to be a happy ending, but it does need to tidy up all the loose story ends. There’s nothing worse than leaving your reader with this thought: “Did their printer run out of ink?”
During this Writer’s Table, I will cover:
How beginnings and endings are linked
Examples of successful ways to end books
How genre can affect endings
Differences between chapter versus book endings
When to think about your ending
So excited to announce my article on maligned breeds with co-author Christopher Loche in Bark Magazine is out!
Check out my stories in December’s Diablo Gazette:
Please see my story from my birthday weekend on our Tamber Bey Winery visit (page 8), my review of San Francisco Chronicles’ Kevin Fisher-Paulson’s How We Keep Spinning (page 10), and my Ruby_dooby_do column on senior pups, Coco and Fern as well as ideas of bonding activities to do over this Covid holiday season (page 16). And don’t forget to check out David George’s The Naked Gardner column on healthful produce (page 9).
Check out my travel piece on Carmel (page 6), a review of Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver and a poodle mixes’ brush with death and need for a home on page 16.