Please think of your readers before you send out your story for submission. For the third time in a row, I have read a beautiful story. I’ve laughed, I’ve cried, I’ve enjoyed EVERY PAGE of the whole novel.

Until the last chapter.

When the whole point of the novel is ruined by a writer who just can’t resist adding one more twist. “Tee hee! You never saw this one coming! I’m a good writer, because I have a twist!”

No. You’re not. The story was complete, touchingly rendered, handled with care…and then butchered in the last chapter, which feels tacked onto the end of the story.

Stop it! Just tell the story and leave it at that. >_>

Rant over.