The briefest writing advice is remembered most easily.
Joan Aiken was quoted as saying that her advice was to “write the last line first.”
The first time I read this I laughed.
It percolated while I was writing.
If you start out knowing the last line your work then, from the first word onwards, it has direction.
Combined with a simple plan, this would structure the narrative preventing even the most enthusiastic, free-form writer from meandering between the hook and the final line.
The finely crafted final line should not be considered as chiselled in stone nor Sharpie-d indelibly.
Try it out, can you think of the end? Remember it is only one possible final line, for your wip ;)
USURY: Double Desired
Will pressed his lips to the vee that formed on her forehead, when she shook her head and smiled. It was not a short kiss, there was no longer any need to rush.