Episode 115 Keeping the god in the machine. Why 'Deus Ex Machina' endings suck and how to avoid them

March 13, 2018 00:16:48
Episode 115 Keeping the god in the machine. Why 'Deus Ex Machina' endings suck and how to avoid them
The Creative Writer's Toolbelt
Episode 115 Keeping the god in the machine. Why 'Deus Ex Machina' endings suck and how to avoid them

Mar 13 2018 | 00:16:48

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Deus Ex Machina or 'god out of the machine' endings have a rich heritage going back to the Ancient Greek Theatre. But they are a terrible model for endings in creative writing. In this episode, we explore what Deus Ex Machina endings are, why they are so bad for creative writers, and how we can create a much better ending that will give credibility to our work and satisfy our readers.

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