Mar 18Liked by Rebecca Makkai

“The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning”

—Sam Shepard

“I hate endings. Just detest them. Beginnings are definitely the most exciting, middles are perplexing, and endings are a disaster.”


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Mar 18·edited Mar 18Liked by Rebecca Makkai

I left a comment (a question) about endinng that I don't think was spoiler alerty, but I don't even want to tread close to the possibility, so I deleted it. (I thought you had to approve these comments, but I think I was thinking about Courtney's substack.) I'll just ask you when I see you at the L.A. Bookfest.

Helpful post. Ending in screenplays are even more treacherous, I think. It's amazing how many movies we are fans of, and we can't quite remember the endings, though. Or maybe that's just me.

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Thank you for your generosity 🤗

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This was helpful and fun, thank you!

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As a new subscriber, I just discovered this wonderful series. Thank you, Rebecca, for such a comprehensive study on endings.

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SO inspiring and helpful. Thank you, Rebecca!

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