There are many interesting ways to end your story. Three of the most important ones will be presented and analyzed in this article.
So you wrote a good story but don't know how to end it? You want to impress your readers but you don't know how? You want to be fair to your story till the last word but you are confused as to how this can be done? Take a deep breath. There are several ways to do it.In this article, three of the most important ones will be presented. The romantic ending, the realistic ending and the ambiguous ending. It is important to understand when each ending has to be used.
In this ending, everything turns out well. Superman saves the day.The girl stays with the boy.
The man marries the woman of his dreams. The tortured couple disappears in the sunset holding hands. This is an appropriate ending when your characters have suffered tremendously and when they are really good for each other. It is not a good ending when your characters have a toxic relationship.
In this ending, the story ends in a way that makes sense. It is a logical appeal, not an emotional appeal. The serial killer somehow pays for his crimes. The cheater somehow pays for his cheating. Friends who fell in love with the same person realize that even though they can't hate each other, they cannot repair their relationship. This is an appropriate ending when your story is about serious social issues and when being fair is what matters the most to you as a writer. It is not an appropriate ending when seeing things through rose colored glasses defines you as a writer .
In this ending, the story ends in a way that leaves the reader wondering what has really happened. It is not clear what has really happened and the reader can interpet it any way he wants. This is an ideal ending when the writer wants to focus on mystery and when he plans on writing a sequel to continue the story.
Hope this article helped you understand what ending suits your story best!