Happy Endings – The Other Side

Is it okay for an author to kill off a main character? I hate when authors do this, but it’s definitely necessary to the plot at times. My author friend, Aeon Igni, had an awesome blog post about this that I just had to share.

Aeon Igni

One of my good friends, paranormal author Tara Rane, wrote a blog in November on happy endings (found here: http://tararane.com/2014/11/13/happy-endings/). Highlighting the Divergence series, she argued that when a work falls into certain genres, there is an implied verbal contract between the author and the reader that there will be a ‘happy ever after’ for the main characters at the end.

I really enjoyed the blog, and to a certain extent, I agree with the concept. However, I think that someone needs to speak for the other side. For those people who understand the necessity of sacrifice for the greater good, and aren’t afraid to write or read about it.

I lived in South Korea for almost eight years, and one of the classes I taught was comics for the animation department, so this admittedly gives me a different perspective. Koreans, and perhaps Asians in general, along with many other…

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About lisamorrowbooks

Lisa Morrow is a life-long reader who treasures fantasy in all forms. Being a middle child in a large family gave her a unique perspective on the world, but few experiences compare to her time spent studying abroad in Cambridge, England and wandering throughout Europe. After her travels, Lisa settled down in Arizona to teach junior high English, and later, to spend time with her young children, husband, and cats. To some people, her life may seem quiet. But to her, every day is spent in a world colored by the imagination of children, and fantastical worlds created by her very own mind.
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