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Exercise Wednesday: The last line needs to go BOOM!

September 10, 2014

I’d love to take credit for that, but it was actually one of the 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer, published recently on There’s valuable stuff there, so you should read it.

Tip number 21 is The last line needs to go BOOM!

In today’s exercise, I will write the last line for you:


The rest is up to you. After all, it’s all about the journey.

You could use one of your existing characters, yourself, or perhaps a new character that’s been bouncing around in your mind demanding to get out.

* — You can use a suitable other explosive statement if you want, but that’s where your last line needs to be.


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