Chapter 17: “Where Does The Author End It?”

“Think of the author as a beloved on a deathbed, getting ready to wrap it up with something profound. The end approaches, the text is short, here comes the final takeaway! You, the reader, must lean in and pay attention at this critical moment. The author has not given up or gotten bored. She has not run out of things to say. She is working up to the piqure, the punchline, if you will. Where she stops, she stops on purpose.”