The Epilogue – or How to Finish Your Novel

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They say that saying goodbye is the hardest part. Is that why writing an epilogue is so hard?

Let me start by saying that if you have made it this far, you deserve a round of applause. You have nearly written an entire book, that’s amazing! Congrats!

Now you’re staring at that last page wondering how to write an epilogue, or maybe asking yourself if an epilogue is even necessary, right? The action is over, your characters have completed their quest, but will the readers have the closure they need? Is the story really over?

Here is your solution: ASK.

I know that the thought of asking other people to read your work is scary, but it really is the best way for you to get feedback on your novel. Writers are often perfectionists, which means they tend to wait way too long to reveal their masterpiece to the world. If you have written a good story, readers will love it regardless of the epilogue.

If you’ve only got your epilogue left to write, and less than twenty people have read your novel, you are doing something wrong. It’s time to face your fear and share your work with readers.

Ready to take the leap? Than head over to Inkitt. If our readers love your stuff we will offer you a publishing deal.

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Want to learn more? Read about our publishing approach here or send me an email to lauren@inkitt.com.

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