Here's Blog Quote #525...
Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle.They read it to get to the end.If it's a letdown, they won't buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book."
Similar to any story, poem or article you read( or write). When you start the story it should be interesting off the bat. When you finish the story, it should be something that people will remember-- so they want to come back for more.
Let's say the story has 10 points, or paragraphs. Ideally, you'd like to have 10 for 10 strong paragraphs. Doesn't always work that way though.
So here's a suggestion--- if you only have 5 really good points, a decent idea to have two of them listed first and second, then one in the middle, then close strong with the last two. Just a few thoughts when writing...
That's my view... what say you?