Wednesday links: Tragic endings

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few.

Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

I only have one link for you this week: In Defense of Tragedies, from Book.Blog.Bake.: I won’t lie — sometimes I find happy endings to be a bit annoying. I think that might be why so many of the stories I’ve written haven’t ended entirely happily. And it’s good to know I’m not alone when I look for stories with tragic endings. Excerpt: “Sometimes, though, nothing else but a tragedy will do. Out of all the readers I know online and in real life, I think most would prefer a happy ending for a story than a sad one. And while I couldn’t read only tragedies and nothing but, sometimes I just need a story that doesn’t have a happily ever after.”

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  1. I like my happy endings, but sometimes I know that to be true to life- for the story to really go there- it has to not end w/a nice ribbon and bow. =( Just how it goes, sometimes, eh?

    1. Definitely true. Unfortunately, there are some novels out there that don’t follow that rule — they try to hand out a happy ending no matter what. That tends to leave me more unhappy than a tragic ending would have, though.

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