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Authors Answer 18 – Rewriting a Famous Ending

Some very good answers to this one.

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We’ve all read a book that we looked forward to, but were ultimately disappointed with.  But what if we were to rewrite the ending?  What would we do?  This week’s question is brought to us by Amy Morris-Jones.

ball-of-paper-mdQuestion 18: Have you ever wanted to rewrite the ending of another author’s published book? How would you change it?

H. Anthe Davis

I’m more likely to want to rewrite someone else’s book from the ground up than I am to want to rewrite just the ending.  Frankly I can’t think of any ending that I disliked without also disliking some continuous thread in the rest of the book.  I suppose there is one book where I could twist the ending to make everything that had come before it suddenly a satire, instead of the horrifically cliche outsider-becomes-hero-of-the-land-and-bangs-the-queen tale it was, but I’d still want to rewrite a lot of what came…

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