Leave Them With A Question

This one’s pretty simple. We’ve all heard it from writers and writing teachers and indirectly from audiences: end every chapter and every scene with a question. If you leave a question dangling, one that’s intriguing and with, hopefully, more questions attached to it as opposed to a simple one off answer, you will keep people reading and watching and loving your story. That’s pretty much it. 🙂

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Writer living in Toronto. "Sneak out of your window darling, let's live like outlaws honey." View all posts by jtkwriting

3 responses to “Leave Them With A Question

  • Gwen

    I don’t understand about leaving a questions. Do you mean to leave something unanswered. I could use an example. 😦

    • jtkwriting

      Hello, sorry for the delay. Basically what I meant by “leaving them with a question” is that when you’re writing you continue to set-up plot points and in doing so you have the reader continually asking themselves “what’s going to happen next?” while they read. A good way to do this is by ending a chapter with a “hook”. It doesn’t have to be a gigantic, adventurous plot twist, but simply something that prompts the reader to want to turn the page, to want to continue reading. I hope that helps 🙂

  • Gwen

    Thank you so much for explaining. I understand now. I appreciate your help.

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