Three Ways to Deal with Cliffhangers in Books

Have you ever had that one book that just leaves you off a cliffhanger and you desperately wish you could have the new book written or not?

I have.

But today’s blogpost is all about how to deal with those cliffhangers in individual books and series. One of my favorite things to do is read and cliffhangers is one of the things that I have to deal with for multiple books.

Now I don’t have all the answers to how you can deal with a cliffhanger but these three are one of the top things I do whenever I am faced with one.

The first one is writing. Something I like to do is write and for me, I love to write fan fiction whenever I encounter a cliffhanger. This is actually the first time I said that out loud, me liking to write fan fictions but it is true. Fan fictions help me write my own timeline of the story and when I am finally able to grab my hands on the book (depending on the waiting time) I can see if my fan fiction was right or wrong in terms of how it truly came to be.

The next way I deal with cliffhangers is art, whether it’s drawing or painting or sketching. When I like to draw some of the things I draw really vary; character portraits, scenes from the book/s, and I even like to draw my own little fan fiction art. I know that should be on the fan fiction category but as I would draw them, I find fan fiction art would really go in the art category.

Last but not least, talking to someone who shares the same interests in books can really help. One thing I like to do is go on Goodreads and really share my thoughts out on the cliffhangers to people that have already read it, even in groups I do that! Bunching up all your feelings on how you feel about the cliffhanger can really put a lot of pressure on your expectations on the next book “what’s going to happen next?” or “does X character die?” There are so many things running through my brain on the story that it makes me more stressed which in my case, is absolutely true. Sometimes when I don’t really have anyone to talk to, I’d talk to my mom who has absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, but, being my mom and being the best mom, she’ll listen anyways.

Those are my three tips in dealing with a cliffhanger and to me, the easiest to do whether you’re a bad writer, bad artist or good writer, good artist, these ways are super easy and you really don’t have to share it with the world. You can have your own personal file of stories on your computer or on a notebook or a sketchbook and no one has to see it.

I hope you guys liked my three ways to deal with a cliffhanger and if you have some of your own, be sure to comment down below and I’ll definitely check it out!

If you want to see what I read, go check out my Goodreads account here.

Thanks for reading my blogpost guys and have a great morning or night!

Before we leave, I would like to now inform you that my new updating schedule is on Saturdays at 1 pm as I have now started school. Thanks guys!


Veronica Chen

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