This is a tough one because a good beginning is what the buyer will probably read after your book blurb to convince them to get the book. However, all great endings will leave them satisfied, wanting more of your books. This is like asking which is better; a fabulous entrance or a grand exit. Both can be exciting but really comes down to preference. And I think we all would prefer both if given a choice. So, beginnings or endings?
I strive for both in my stories as I’m sure you do, but sometimes we come up short. In my story The 700 Acre Woods, I couldn’t realize or finalize that perfect beginning, so I had to come up with a great ending. Endings, after all, lead to curiosity for more stories.
So, if given a choice, which would you choose; ten great beginnings or one great ending? The answer, I think, rests within what you want your readers to feel. Excited to get started or satisfied they finished is a problem a writer hopefully defeats. Readers are savvy these days and except both, great beginnings and endings.
However, remember both won’t be accomplished in a first draft. So keep rewriting until you get it right. The payoff for you and the reader will leave a lasting impression.
Below is a vlog on crafting openings and another one on writing endings. Take a moment to watch them both you will be well on your way to writing that perfect story your readers will love. I hope you take what you learn and use it to sell more books.😀