Is the story's ending the most difficult part of writing?

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rohit53
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Is the story's ending the most difficult part of writing?

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Hey y'all,

So I'm currently working on a graphic novel about my experience in Venezuela. I know how the story is going to play out, I know who's going to live and die and so forth. Essentially, I have the outline of the story. But then it hit me while I was writing this...how am I going to end the story?

And then a thought came into my head of Ernest Hemingway. How he rewrote A Farewell to Arms' ending 37 freaking times! (By the way, if you haven't read this book, I do recommend it. It's really good) But returning to the topic, does anybody else have trouble with their endings as well? I would love to hear your thoughts and inputs.
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Post by Casey Kowalewsky »

I think I've rewritten the ending to one of my stories at least that many times, or at least close to it. I find I change the ending over and over as my story evolves. I won't know how it's really going to end until it does.
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I often rewrite the endings. But not in short stories.
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For me its deciding what gets the characters started on their journey is hardest. I typically know the main theme of the story, what the end result is going to be and what takes place afterwards. What becomes the emphasis for the characters to take action is what I change most often.
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For me, when I start a project, I already have the beginning and the ending in mind. It's easy for me to write them. It's the middle that I have a difficult time working my way through in order to connect that beginning to my ending.
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when i write something ,a good beginning is what we all need to make a good impression and the start is when everybody read and want to read more so start should be good so for me writing a start is more difficult .
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