“I’d like you to write an epilogue,” my editor says one day on one of our calls.
Epilogue? Like seriously?
I’d just done a ton of heavy lifting and writing that lasted months and months for my memoir Accidental Soldier. And now my editor wants me to write more? Like are you freaking kidding me?
In retrospect, I was just anxious to finish, but now I see great value in writing an epilogue, but it took time for the value of it to sink in.
As I experienced it as a reader, an epilogue is a few pages and is like the after-story to the story.
It’s a chance for us as the reader to to basically know that your protagonist is going to be alright.
You can go as far into the future you want. It’s an additional wrap-up to give closure to the journey of transformation you’ve just given voice to.
What tips can you give on writing an epilogue?
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