On beginnings and endings and suspicious minds

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Sleeve of the Elvis Presley album called after the track "Suspicious Mind"There are more than enough online guides about “How To Begin Your Novel” or “How To End It”. Yet ne’er the twain shall meet, right?

I mean: beginnings and endings require separate treatment, as distinct, unconnected problems or pleasures, yeah?

Some will argue that a book’s beginning and ending are bound to be different. Two extremes of a story, polar opposites, poles apart with a long journey in between.

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