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So, the 10th question is “What do you think about cliffhangers endings?”
1) Author #1 : Eric Nierstedt
I think they can be a great way to keep readers interested. I generally think of the end of each chapter as small cliffhangers to keep readers hooked on the story.
2) Author #2: M.A.N.
If done right, and if thought provoking enough, they can be excellent. Like all endings it depends on the context surrounding the cliffhanger.
3) Author #3: Peighton Weber
I love reading and writing cliffhangers and it makes me feel really good when readers ask when the next book is coming out because it means I left a good cliffhanger.
4) Author #4: Lisa Lowell
I like hill-hangers, if I can coin a new phrase. In the Wise Ones, I have wrapped up the stories of the characters, but the new hill to climb is set up for the next book.
5) Author #5: Rachael Krotec
I’m guilty of writing cliffhangers, but I think if they’re not done well, then you might frustrate your readers. Ultimately, I want my readers to continue reading the series, not quit because they’re annoyed, so it can be a bit of a risk.
6) Author #6: Mark Piggott
I love them because it makes the reader anticipate what’s coming next. It makes them hold on and wait for the next book. you hook more of them into reading your next book in the series.
7) Author #7: Chimezie Ihekuna (Mr Ben)
The advent to the world as they exert their advantages and dis-advantages
8) Author #8: Steve Holder
I don’t like them, but if I ever decide to write a trilogy or series I suppose I might have to reconsider.
9) Author #9: Dyane Forde
For a book in a series, I think it’s okay. I mean, at least the reader will eventually have closure. I’m not sure about stand-alone books. I guess it depends on the type of book and the purpose behind the cliff hanger. Still, I think it’s best to offer the reader some kind of closure at a book’s end.
10) Author #10: David Chylde
A book should be independent with enough drama at the end to make you want to advance.
11) Author #11: Irene Helenowski
They definitely can set you up for the sequel.
12) Author #12: Ellwyn Autumn
I like them. For me, as a reader, it builds anticipation and gives me something to think about.
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