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November 01, 2009

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Belinda

"One criteria of a good writer/novel, is the ability to tell the story - the unfolding."

One, maybe, but hardly the only criteria. If you're reading for plot, you're reading mysteries or pop fiction. Doesn't work with Henry James.

Travis Koplow

That's so funny. I used to always do this, and it really disturbs people. Have you noticed that? Anyway, now i read lots of mysteries and never read the end first, but I get you.

heather

Yeah, doesn't work so well with a book like, 1984. But I don't read many mysteries, but yes, this technique wouldn't work so good for them either.

When I write a novel/fiction, I will always write it with this method in mind. I mean, the end of the book is the denouement, not the climax!

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