For My Paid Subscribers: Writing an Epilog: The Morning After
At last, the wheel comes full circle.
- - - Cassandra Clare
An epilogue is a literary tool that gives people additional information when your story is over. If you decide to include an epilogue, it comes after the closing line and suggests the morning after the main event, an opportunity for review and closure (if there is any) that will inspire discussion and debate. It’s like having a delicious dessert after a wonderful meal. You enjoyed your dinner, you're full, but you're longing for a little bit more, a taste that will linger on your tongue. If you savor the dessert, taking small forkfuls at a time instead of quickly devouring the entire piece of chocolate cake and waking up with a stomach ache, you leave the restaurant feeling light and satisfied and you wake up feeling good.