How do you end your chapter? A season? A series?
For me it’s not necessarily about ending a chapter, I usually end it when I feel like the next scene would better fit in the next episode. I obviously try to find the point where there is some problem or conflict in the way, but if it there isn’t, I won’t force it.
Ending a season/story is a different thing: this is where you have to make it obvious it’s an ending by closing a storyline, resolving main conflicts, revealing answers and creating new ones (especially if it’s only a season ending).
How do you feel about ‘What will happen to Dara Amarie in the next episode’ type of ending?
I find them unnecessary and ineffective. I’ve seen what happened so I already have those questions in my head, there is no need to emphasize them.
How do you feel about cliffhangers?
Cliffhangers are a great way to keep the reader engaged, but only if they actually make sense and help the story to move forward. Some cliffhangers like ‘OMG, someone is standing at the door’ are so overused they rather make me quit the story than wanting to continue.
How do you feel when authors recommend their other stories when ending an episode?
I think it’s okay, but also a bit unnecessary because if I really like a story, I will check the author’s profile and if I find another story that catches my attention, I will read it anyways.