Story Endings That Satisfy

The 8 Phase Story Structure of Powerful Endings

If You Can't Write A Great Ending

You Can't Write A Great Story

If you think about the last book that disappointed you... that was good enough to keep reading to the end...

...but left you feeling restless and dissatisfied...

...or worse, downright angry that you wasted your time on it...'s obvious why they say: each story's ending sells your next book.

Writers, take this seriously.

If you give readers an emotionally-powerful ending, they'll forgive your story's other flaws.

But if you fumble the ending... won't matter how good the rest of your story was.

It isn't fair, but readers subconsciously measure your skill as a writer by how good you are at writing that crucial third act.

In other words, your story is only as good as its ending.

The bad news: writing a great ending is hard.

You have to pull all your story's threads together into one big, thrilling battle that leaves your reader feeling breathlessly satisfied...

...but somehow also wanting more.

The good news: great endings have a specific structure.

If you follow that structure, you'll be giving readers what they want, in the order they want it.

You can do it consistently, over and over again.

It's like a treasure map...

...and the treasure you'll find is a legion of devoted superfans who are dying to read your next book.

You're going to get that treasure map in...

Story Endings That Satisfy

You'll learn the 8 phases of a emotionally-compelling ending (6 phases for the climax, and 2 for the resolution).

This unspoken sequence for wrapping up your story's events makes it possible to write killer endings that readers rave about.

Because it shows you how to dole out the right rewards to your reader at the right time, in the right order.

This sequence echoes the emotional journey that readers are searching for.

"Writers are in the emotion delivery business."

--Karl Iglesias, author of Writing for Emotional Impact

In addition to this emotion-stirring sequence, you'll also learn:

  • The 5 types of rewards that readers expect to get from your story (and how to make sure your story has all five)
  • How different types of endings contain these 5 types of rewards, but in different forms
  • How to make sure your story's ending delivers on the promise your story's opening made to the reader
  • What needs to happen in each of the 8 phases of a your story's third act (and why it happens at that particular point in the story)
  • Crucial guidelines for getting your story's ending right the first time
  • The 2 types of emotion that your story's final scene should evoke
  • How to make sure your story comes "full circle" and gives your reader a sense of closure, even if there are unresolved story questions that continue into the next book
  • Techniques for creating emotional resonance in your story's ending
  • And more!

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You'll get:

  • 11 lessons delivered in video and downloadable audio, so you can watch or listen, so you can learn the way that's easiest for you.
  • Worksheets to help you design your story's killer ending, one step at a time.
  • a complete course ebook that contains all the slide content in a format that's easy to print and refer to later.

And as always, if you've got any questions about how to apply the concepts to your story, you can always email me. I want you to be able to take this method and run with it...all the way to the top of Amazon's bestseller lists.

If you've ever taken a course from me, you know that I don't dump a bunch of theory on you and leave you to figure out the "how" for yourself.

I teach practical, step-by-step methods that you can use immediately. If you do the exercises for each lesson, you'll have a blueprint for a climax that rouses reader emotions to a fever pitch and leaves them happy.

So happy, they'll want to share your book with other readers.

Imagine readers racing to Amazon to pre-order your newest book as soon as they hear about it—because your last book was the best thing they'd read in months.

Imagine the emails from fans, begging you for the next book in your series—because they know it's going to be the most fun they'll have this month.

Imagine readers loving your stories so much, they can't wait to tell their friends—because they're dying to share the emotional experience you've created with everyone know they.

When you nail you story's ending, your story has that something-special that turns readers into superfans.

Don't miss this opportunity to get your copy of the Story Endings That Satisfy treasure map!

Best wishes,


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Your Instructor

Bonnie Johnston
Bonnie Johnston

Bonnie Johnston is a writing mentor and award-winning author with a passion for teaching fiction writers how to increase the emotional impact of their stories to turn readers into fans.

She blogs at Write Smarter, Not Harder, where you can download her free ebook, Editing for Story.

She's also the author of The 30 Day Novel Workbook, The 30 Day Romance Novel Workbook, and The Writer's Guide to Getting Organized.

Bonnie would love to teach you her methods for plotting organically, creating archetypal characters, planning a series, making setting a character in your story, and much more.

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