any love story worth reading has got to have some element of it. and not exclusively romantic love stories. the book thief, for example, has multiple love stories all woven together, and i do believe my heart broke for each one at different points while reading.
so what is it about the broken heart that pulls and tugs at us? for me, identifying with someone else's hurt really gets me. if i care about the characters and their relationships and they're relatable? you've got me jumping in head first, my heart on my sleeve.
because the hope is that everything will work out for these people whose lives you've dived into. sometimes it does. sometimes it doesn't. i'm personally not a huge fan of typical happily ever afters, but if done well, i'm accepting.
the last thing i want to mention is that with heartbreak there are always two sides of the story - making it that much more intriguing, compelling, and confusing (in a good way). this video/song completely inspired this post (i seriously can't stop watching it):
how do you all write heartbreak? are you fond of happily ever after?
thanks to rhiann wynn-nolet for hosting THURSDAY'S CHILDREN - a weekly blog hop where writers come together to talk about whatever inspires them.
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