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Twenty Different Ways (and More) to End a Story, Essay, Memoir, or Novel Zoom Seminar, Saturday, July 20th, 2024
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Twenty Different Ways (and More) to End a Story, Essay, Memoir, or Novel Zoom Seminar, Saturday, July 20th, 2024

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Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Live Seminar via Zoom from 12PM CST - 1:30PM CST 

Any questions about this class? Use the Chat Button (lower left) to talk with us.

Instructor Kyle Minor is the author of Praying Drunk, winner of the Story Prize Spotlight Award. His work appears online and in print in Esquire, The Atlantic, Iowa Review, Story, the New York Times Book Review, and three volumes of the Best American series. Sarabande Books will publish a new collection of essays, How to Disappear and Why, in August 2024.

Read an interview with Kyle on 20 Different Ways (& More) to End a Story, Essay, Memoir, or Novel.

It's easy to talk about beginnings, but the ending is what the reader remembers. This seminar will explore more than twenty ideas to help make your endings unforgettable.

The beginning of a story hooks the reader, but the ending is what stays with them forever. In this dynamic 90-minute seminar, Kyle Minor will guide you through over twenty powerful techniques to craft endings that leave a lasting impact. Whether you're working on a story, essay, memoir, or novel, you'll gain invaluable insights into the art of conclusion.

What You'll Learn:

  • Diverse Strategies: Explore more than twenty different ways to end your narrative, ensuring your work resonates with readers.
  • Master the Craft: Understand the common tropes and patterns of great endings and how to transform them to fit your unique voice.
  • Innovative Techniques: Learn to revisit, reimagine, and synthesize existing ending strategies into something fresh and compelling.
  • Habits of Mind: Develop new ways of thinking about endings that will enhance your overall storytelling skills.

Why Take This Seminar? A great ending can elevate your story from memorable to unforgettable. By the end of this seminar, you'll have a toolkit of techniques to make your conclusions as powerful as your beginnings. Kyle Minor's expert guidance will provide you with the confidence and creativity to craft endings that linger in the minds of your readers long after they've turned the last page.

No Required Reading:

No assigned course texts, although you'll probably be seeking out a lot of the stories, essays, and books we discuss after the course is over.

Can't Make It Live?

No problem! The session will be recorded and available to watch after the seminar concludes.


Versatile Ending Techniques: Students will leave with a comprehensive understanding of over twenty distinct methods to conclude their stories, essays, memoirs, or novels. This diverse toolkit will empower writers to select and tailor the most effective ending for their unique narrative, ensuring a memorable and impactful finish.

Enhanced Storytelling Skills: Participants will develop new habits of mind and innovative approaches to crafting endings. By exploring and reimagining common tropes and patterns, students will gain the ability to create fresh, compelling conclusions that resonate deeply with readers and elevate their overall storytelling prowess.

Confidence in Crafting Endings: Under the expert guidance of Kyle Minor, students will build confidence in their ability to craft powerful endings. They will learn to recognize the organic rise of endings from their narratives and skillfully synthesize various strategies to enhance their work, leaving readers with a lasting impression.


Tuition is $75. You can pay for the course in full  or use Shop Pay or Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.

Sign up now: Transform your endings and ensure your stories leave a lasting impression. Enroll now and take the first step toward mastering the art of the unforgettable ending.
  • Kyle Minor, Instructor
  • Saturday, July 20th, 2024 | 12PM - 1:30PM CST
  • Tuition is $75
  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom.

If you have questions, please us the Chat Button or contact us via email HERE.