So. Endings. Kind of a big deal. Often a particular problem with writers, especially the discovery writing types, it seems.
What are your strategies? How do you make it good? Satisfying? Worthy?
Has anyone struggled with how to end their story? Or, has anyone known how to end it, but not quite how to get there? What'd you do? How'd you figure it out?
Every time I've got there, the elements all started to just add and build up and the ending unfolded pretty well. I typically have more trouble with the middle than the end. I think Richard Thomas once said something like, you have to earn your ending by getting there. Obviously not a universal thing, but, for me, once things have blown up and the conflict is really moving, it's easier to see certain threads and where they might go.
By ending, do you mean the last scene or two, or the note you end on, the line, the detail?
Here's Richard's essay. I thought it was great.