Stick the Landing: How to End a Horror Story

Column by Peter Derk October 20, 2021
Endings are the make or break of horror stories. Stop blowing it.

Start As Close To The End As You Can

Column by Peter Derk
Why starting closer to your story's ending is the way to go.

A Series of Small Circles: How "Endgame" Engineered an Effective Ending

Column by BH Shepherd June 20, 2019
A deep look into how "Avengers: Endgame" crafted such a satisfying final chapter.

Stephen King's 10 Best - Yes, Best! - Endings

Column by Meredith Borders September 21, 2018
Happy birthday, Stephen King! Let's take a look at the ten best endings the author ever wrote.

The End of Happily Ever After

Column by Rob Blair Young May 2, 2013
Once upon a time our stories ended with happily ever after. Something's changed. This article looks at ways modern story endings have moved away from traditional formats and expectations.

Five Plot Devices That Hurt Your Writing

Column by Jon Gingerich January 9, 2013
A list of common storytelling devices writers employ that usually cause far more harm than good.

What's The Value Of A Great Ending?

Column by Kelly Thompson September 17, 2012
What's the value of a great ending? When you botch it, does it ruin everything that came before, no matter how good?

Storyville: Endings, Twisted and Otherwise

Column by Richard Thomas August 16, 2012
A beginning, a middle, and an end. Let's talk about the end. Make it resonate.

Don't Leave Me Hanging...

Column by Taylor Houston October 17, 2011
The ending is the most important part, and as a writer you should want to write a spectacular ending because, hey, you did a heck-of-a-lot of work on the beginning and middle parts.