Chapter 7: “On Beginnings & Endings”

“The conclusion is not a cul-de-sac. Your argument is not supposed to come to a dead end where there is NO OUTLET … The conclusion is more like one of those turnouts for a scenic overlook. From its vantage point, it is totally possible to look back and see the road you’ve been traveling. But that’s not the main point of a scenic overlook. The main point of the scenic overlook is to alert readers to the lay of the land that lies beyond the overlook. It shows readers just how far they can see from here.”