Posted on 02/26/2021 at 11:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Have you ever been torn between delivering a happy ending to please readers and delivering a more realistic but sad ending?
Good news: Gilbert Bassey thinks a combination of both will often serve your story best.
Bassey, a writer and story consultant, thinks that the happy-sad ending, more so than either extreme, strikes readers as more realistic.
So in a guest post at Writers Helping Writers, he shares five frameworks for the happy-sad ending (along with examples from popular media to illustrate them).
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