I'm loving this post on happy endings.
I've often mused on just this subject. Because I love love love happy endings and think that sad endings are, in most cases, pretentious.
My favorite Shakespeare plays are the comedies, because they seem unforced. Tragedy just seems so unlikely.
But maybe that's just my rosy experience of the world.
My mom favors Oprah's Book Club novels. You know, stick your nose in the air and sniff it like you just don't care: Literary novels.
I would make her very happy if I would write a literary novel. And I think I could do it, too. Just give the readers hope -- and then take it all away. Nothing simpler.
I think writing a good love story with a believable happy ending is much more challenging. I always appreciate the authors who can pull it off.
Learning by analogy
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