The purpose of this blog is to share interesting ideas I have found in recent American professional publications dealing with the teaching of English at all levels, elementary, secondary and college.
Topic: Beginnings and Closings
Title: “The Opening Page of a story Must Grab the Reader: How Crucial Is the Last Page?” Richard Boich. The Writer (July 2008), 8. The Writer is a magazine by writers for writers. Its goal is to keep the writer’s spirits up.
Summary: A well-crafted first page will cause the reader to buy the book. A lack-luster ending will make the book forgettable and the buyers regretful that they bought it.
Comment: That’s a bit strong, but it’s worth remembering. RayS.