Thank you so much.
It’s easier to end a story with happily ever after, a simple story structure suitable just for kids who can’t handle complicated situation. Yes, we tend to be gentler and kinder to their young minds, protect them in whatever way we can. Exposing them to complicated situations simultaneously exposes us adults to a responsibility of explaining things we don’t know. We’re more afraid of answering questions so a happily ever after ending makes them go to sleep in peace at night.
Otherwise, it’s shut up. I know there’s no such thing. When I decided to embark on writing, I was aware it won’t be easy, but the level of difficulty was even beyond my imagination. Using a calendar to block out writing time as suggested by some writers wasn’t a new idea. Each time I use one, it ends up empty. So yesterday I pulled it back to try again…
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