5 Great Quotations about Story Endings

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” – Frank Herbert

“You always get more respect when you don’t have a happy ending.” – Julia Quinn

“The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.” – Ernest Hemingway

“If you have a problem with the third act, the real problem is in the first act.” – Billy Wilder

“End with an image and don’t explain.” – Stanley Kunitz


My name is Rob Bignell. I’m an affordable, professional editor who runs Inventing Reality Editing Service, which meets the manuscript needs of writers both new and published. I also offer a variety of self-publishing services. During the past decade, I’ve helped more than 300 novelists and nonfiction authors obtain their publishing dreams at reasonable prices. I’m also the author of the 7 Minutes a Day… writing guidebooks, four nonfiction hiking guidebook series, and the literary novel Windmill. Several of my short stories in the literary and science fiction genres also have been published.