4 Ideas for Ending Book Chapters So Readers Will Kill to Know What Happens Next

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

A great article by Jack London on Helping Writers become Authors site:

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Good book chapters are like bad treasure maps. They will lure you in. They will lead you through uncharted territory. Yet, at the end, they will not yield the treasure—they will just make you want to continue the search.

What Is the Structure of Book Chapters?

Ideally, each chapter will cover an event, a character, or a storyline with internal cohesion. Its first paragraphs often stake out the new territory. Its middle portions relate to or progress the overall story. The chapter should build on characters or events that lead toward the story resolution. The end of the chapter should hint at something to come without giving away when or where it will next be seen.

But how should a chapter end? Should it try to loop back to the beginning paragraphs and complete a story arc so…

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