Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Should all story loose ends be tied up in your novel?
That’s the quandary I have right now. I am at the stage with my first full length novel,
, where I am doing the final edit before trying to get it published. Vile City
My story concerns three women who have been abducted in
. Whilst the whereabouts of one is well known as it’s her story that makes up about a third of the book, the fate of the other two isn’t. Glasgow
What have I decided? At the moment I am starting to think that in real life things are not always tied up nicely in a wee bow. Sometimes there is no clear resolution or closure.
But should a novel give readers the closure they might not get in real life? If they don’t, will they be left feeling cheated?
What do I do? My mind keeps going back and forth like a tennis ball hit by an angry Andy Murray.
When I did a quick search on the Internet about this, these are the ones I looked at -
DI Duncan Waddell - Detective in a Coma Book 2
One lost girl. A bus full of secrets - My new WIP #amwriting
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