If writing is an art, then reading is to delve and dwell in these artistic masterpieces. The biggest truth is that writing is a form of reading in silence, while the reader imagines the story in their minds. It means that books connect to us on an emotional level. We have intense feelings towards different characters illustrated in the books. Most of us fall in love with the protagonist (main character) and even relate ourselves and lives with them. On the contrary, we feel the temptation to avenge the evil ones and forces for their wrongdoings. It is the primary reason why fiction books change us or break us for good.
Furthermore, fiction books tell us a lot about the author’s life. The life’s work of someone else is likely to reflect in books that they’ve written passionately. When we think of someone’s story, our brains visualize happiness or tough troublesome times of sadness. So here, the question arises of how to end the story? Should it conclude with a happy ending or devastate the readers with a sad end.
Whatever the case is. All that matters is your readers feel it till the end. They should feel fulfilled with a purpose or long for your next book to launch as soon as possible. There are several elements to consider for both happy and sad parts of your storybooks. A few of them are as follows:
A Happy story versus a Sad story
Firstly, the name of your book is enough to stir the mind of readers with excitement. Another fact is that the book’s main title encapsulates different underlying meanings. It either attracts book buyers or makes them glance away at first sight. Therefore, make sure to add happy cues and sad fragments to compel avid readers to read your book with concentration. You should try to balance the sweet and gloomy moments for your book. It will please every reader who wants a different conclusion to your book. Some people love happy endings, while others crave for a sad demise to reflect upon. Hence, finishing your story with either of them is acceptable.
Emotional roller coasters versus book saddest downfalls
Only the best books include these two vital elements. These awakening readers’ prompts help keep the story fresh, moving, and interesting until the end. The tension and excitement build up as the readers go from chapter to chapter. The happy moments and sad breakdowns go hand-in-hand like a complete garment that beautifully covers the whole story.
An excellent specimen in this regard is the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling. It uses both happy and sad cues to keep the readers coming back and forth to read it repeatedly. In the book, Harry Potter is saved from the evil spell of Voldemort, as her mother emanates her love for harry through her magical powers.
The whole HP books and films revolve around an intermittent struggle and claim of love and evil. The good ones generalize love and happiness to keep up with their lives and friends. But on the other hand, evil forces consume one’s sadness and reward death by snatching people’s souls. Apart from Harry Potter, several books of the past and other contemporary author works use happiness and sadness as if they’re shifting heartbeats.
Some best fiction books with notable happy endings include Dear Mrs. Bird by A.J. Pearce, Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler, The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick, and Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech. Likewise, the saddest ending ones include Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, 1984 by George Orwell, The Metamorphosis by Franc Kafka, One Day by David Nicholls, and American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis.
Feeling happy versus going through tear-jerk moments
Suppose we take the roller coaster up to the cloud nine stations and plummeting it into an ocean of unfathomable depth. Now apply the same to your book’s story. You can continue to surprise your readers by writing affected sentences, sensational paragraphs, and overwhelming chapters. In other words, you can create happy and sad endings for each episode of your fiction book.
There are numerous ways and techniques to create compelling happy-sad interims for your imaginative words’ work. For instance, you can show a person meets with a loved one after years of parting, or when someone goes for a mission, and as such. For the sad part, you can add a tragic moment when a loved one is dying or someone gets kidnapped or killed in front of your eyes. Consequently, you can knot in your storyline and subplots with these attention-grabbing interludes.
Protagonist’s meaningful sadness versus wicked antagonist wretchedness
Possibly one of the most important aspects of any fiction book. The whole story revolves around two main characters or groups of people who are either good or bad. If you want the reader to enjoy a mix of both, try to add the backstory of your characters. You can begin your story with a tragic ‘unforgettable’ event that haunts people for life. As well, create a diversion and fuel hostility between the two parties (protagonist and antagonist).
The happiest points versus the saddest bad breaking points
You can also use conclusive standpoints that help you summarize the whole passages and chapters of your book. It’s like closing your episode with a climax and adding suspense to make way for its antecedent chapter opening. On the contrary, you can add vantage points where everything seems to be dark, depressed, and undeserving. You have to create heartfelt emotions to keep your readers glued to your book.
Creating a fiction book with joyful and unhappy moments is something you need to work on. Happy and sad endings require diligent research about what type of events and on-the-spot instances you wish to add. Be careful about different elements, phases, twists, and intermissions you add in your book. Contrariwise, you can also add a climax ending to your book or choose a momentary cliffhanger for it. But remember, the latter is something you do when you are working on your book’s prequel or sequel.
Creating a fiction book with joyful and unhappy moments is something you need to work on. Happy and sad endings require diligent research about what type of events and on-the-spot instances you wish to add. Be careful about different elements, phases, twists, and intermissions you add in your book. Contrariwise, you can also add a climax ending to your book or choose a momentary cliffhanger for it. But remember, the latter is something you do when you are working on your book’s prequel or sequel. Therefore, make sure you create stories that can absorb all the nitty gritty facades of contentment and woe. Good luck!