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|I learned that, with grief, you have to take it one day at a time and learn how to find the happiness amid the heartbreak.
~ Adrienne C. Moore
Don't expect a life without challenge and heartbreak and struggles. You have to go through setbacks to be successful and to become the person you want to be.
~ Kendra Scott
You can't fast-forward heartbreak, and you can't rewind love - and that's just one big bummer.
~ Chelsea Handler
A story, a good one, is nothing without a little bit of heartbreak. Any story. Any genre. The only difference is where it shows more and in which way. Oftentimes, the idea of a broken heart is rather glossed over, explained and moved on from. It's never that easy in real life. Another person cannot heal ones wounds completely. They can help but the scars stay, easily ripped open.
As a writer, in your story the characters can't dwell too much on the loss of a loved one or the romance gone south. It would bore a reader if that's all they get to experience. None of us read books to feel pain, but rather find happiness within all the chaos called emotions. Yet it's necessary.
Characters can't grow without having to deal with some kind of emotional turmoil. Life is nothing if not an emotional roller-coaster in itself. Which means that even with your written word you have to cause pain to those you try to protect the most. Smooth sailing across 3-4 pages or 300-400 pages is not an option. While the human soul craves a happy ending, nothing comes easily.
A heartbreak doesn't always mean losing someone. It's not just about relationships. Being fired from a job one has worked at most of their life can break ones heart, create depression, lack the power and will to look at things on the bright side. Being unable to reach a creative potential can also be devastating. Wanting something yet being unable to ever get it. Unobtainable goals can create emotions similar to heartbreak.
And while most romance readers love a happy ending, you are allowed to create one that's bittersweet. The good is there, happy nonetheless, but the echo of the loss reverberates through the soul.
'Til next time!
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