Posted on 03/24/2021 at 03:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might begin your novel with no idea where it’ll go, or you might discover that the characters have something besides your preplanned ending in mind.

But no matter what, it’s best to just keep writing as long as the momentum holds out — you can figure the ending out later, says writer Sharon Oard Warner.

Warner explains why a placeholder ending for your first draft is fine (and could, in fact, even be preferable) in a guest post on Jane Friedman’s blog.

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