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Do you want to piss your readers off? No? Then call a tragedy a tragedy, a drama a drama and a romance a romance. This question is all about customers' expectations. You can call your story a romance and end it in disaster. But be prepared to disappoint a lot of readers (also be prepared for their reviews). Of course not all readers expect a romance to end ...
In my opinion, literary genres are not defined in terms of “your story must have A and B, but not C, in order to belong to genre X”. Rather, they are defined by “A, B, and C, are exemplars of genre X”. So even if contemporary category romances all have happy endings, your story can run against that trend as long as it resembles the classics of the genre in ...
"Love Story" by Erich Segal. (Book and movie) "The Way We Were" (movie only) "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell (book and movie) "Romeo and Juliet" by...really, I could have just led with this! Do I need to go on?
I am German. You will soon understand why I state this up front. In German cultural theory a difference is made between so called 'serious' literature, music, painting and so on, and 'entertaining' literature, music etc. 'Serious' works are 'art'; 'entertaining' literature is called 'trivial literature'. 'Entertaining' or 'trivial' literature are all genre ...
She is audited by the ethics arm of the board which gave her her professional license. He's a former patient. The board tells her to break it off or lose her license. In the intervening two years, she realizes that he is worth losing her license for, or alternately finds another job.
If you're writting in first person, you can just continue with the story of the MC and what happens with his/her life during that time. If you're writting in third person, you can try to combine both stories during the time. Is he still the therapist during the two years and they "only" break the relationship or do they stop the therapy too? If they stop ...
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