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Post Reply Quick question: Is it wise to know the ending to your story before you even write it?
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i think should have a idea how you want it to end but shouldn't have it set in stone so can alter it as you are writing
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You know that there will be a time we all realize everything come an end, but some stories or our own history change with time and how we chose to, mostly when you read semi publish mangas or long stories like Monogatary is when you will realize that the ending that you have in mind is not what leave the reader satisfied. Sometimes you will realize your ending on the middle of the work.
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IngramIV wrote:

You know that there will be a time we all realize everything come an end, but some stories or our own history change with time and how we chose to, mostly when you read semi publish mangas or long stories like Monogatary is when you will realize that the ending that you have in mind is not what leave the reader satisfied. Sometimes you will realize your ending on the middle of the work.


I guess so.
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I personally like knowing the ending before I write, it means I can lay out a plan on how to get there and not stray too far off story, If I do want to incorporate something I wasn't originally planning I can use the planned events to map out how the new idea fits in the structure. If things go slightly different towards the end, there is also no shame in altering your ending either, Shit, you might come up with something better or see things in a different light than when you started. I feel knowing the ending before hand helps create structure and can possibly give you an idea of how you want characters and plots to develop over time.
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I mean, you gotta make a plan before you write a book to pre-visualise what you are going to write about. So step by step you're gonna approximatively know what your story is gonna be about. You don't need to know EXACTLY how it will end but if you like it more that way you can too.
Good luck on that !
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Alika124 wrote:

I personally like knowing the ending before I write, it means I can lay out a plan on how to get there and not stray too far off story, If I do want to incorporate something I wasn't originally planning I can use the planned events to map out how the new idea fits in the structure. If things go slightly different towards the end, there is also no shame in altering your ending either, Shit, you might come up with something better or see things in a different light than when you started. I feel knowing the ending before hand helps create structure and can possibly give you an idea of how you want characters and plots to develop over time.




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I mean, you gotta make a plan before you write a book to pre-visualise what you are going to write about. So step by step you're gonna approximatively know what your story is gonna be about. You don't need to know EXACTLY how it will end but if you like it more that way you can too.
Good luck on that !



Thanks a bunch.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


Alika124 wrote:

I personally like knowing the ending before I write, it means I can lay out a plan on how to get there and not stray too far off story, If I do want to incorporate something I wasn't originally planning I can use the planned events to map out how the new idea fits in the structure. If things go slightly different towards the end, there is also no shame in altering your ending either, Shit, you might come up with something better or see things in a different light than when you started. I feel knowing the ending before hand helps create structure and can possibly give you an idea of how you want characters and plots to develop over time.




CucumberMAN wrote:

I mean, you gotta make a plan before you write a book to pre-visualise what you are going to write about. So step by step you're gonna approximatively know what your story is gonna be about. You don't need to know EXACTLY how it will end but if you like it more that way you can too.
Good luck on that !



Thanks a bunch.


Hey ! no problem, what kind of novel is it gonna be about ? i'm kind of interested to be honest.
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yes

how else will you know where the story's gonna go

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Hey ! no problem, what kind of novel is it gonna be about ? i'm kind of interested to be honest.


It's a science fantasy adventure novel about a group of people trying to conquer the universe.
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qualeshia3 wrote:


CucumberMAN wrote:

Hey ! no problem, what kind of novel is it gonna be about ? i'm kind of interested to be honest.


It's a science fantasy adventure novel about a group of people trying to conquer the universe.


Oh sounds cool ! I hope you will make it on the CR servers hehe. Hey add me on the buddies list, if you have any questions i am down to help ! Or even if you need opinions
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CucumberMAN wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:


CucumberMAN wrote:

Hey ! no problem, what kind of novel is it gonna be about ? i'm kind of interested to be honest.


It's a science fantasy adventure novel about a group of people trying to conquer the universe.


Oh sounds cool ! I hope you will make it on the CR servers hehe. Hey add me on the buddies list, if you have any questions i am down to help ! Or even if you need opinions



Sure thing.
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Why would we begin to write a story if we never understood why we wrote it in the first place?

Maybe you should start thinking.

That's about it
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qualeshia3 wrote:
What do you think?


I think this is not a General Discussion topic, and I've moved it to Creative Corner. Please stop posting threads in General Discussion that are clearly requests for advice and feedback for your own benefit. This one isn't even loosely disguised as anything else.
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lorreen wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:
What do you think?


I think this is not a General Discussion topic, and I've moved it to Creative Corner. Please stop posting threads in General Discussion that are clearly requests for advice and feedback for your own benefit. This one isn't even loosely disguised as anything else.


*sighs* Thank you.


Humms wrote:

Why would we begin to write a story if we never understood why we wrote it in the first place?

Maybe you should start thinking.

That's about it


I guess that makes sense.

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It can be helpful to at least have a rough idea of where you want your story to go. Doesn't mean you must have a great conclusion ready right off the bat, as a story can grow beyond your original bounds. But at least some idea of what point/story you're trying to make should help with the structure, placing things to allude back to later, etc.

While doing a series of novels is a great goal, I'd recommend focusing on one at a time and making sure each story is worth telling in it's own right.
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