Applying the Mirror Structure to Stories

Well expressed points on developing and ending a story correctly.

A Writer's Path


by S.E. Jones

Again, Mirror structure means:

– Finish what you start

– Resolve the relationship questions that you pose

– Fulfill the promises made to the reader.

But how does this actually work? Well let’s look at these points in more detail.

-Finish what you start:

If your story starts as a mystery, then it finishes when the mystery ends. If it starts as a romance it ends when the romance ends. If it starts with children disappearing then it ends when we know what happened to the children. If it poses a question, it ends when the question is answered.

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