I'm finally considering writing a Christmas book

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Post by Guest »

I say finally, book 42 is published on Dec 24th. I've decided on a female lead character, most of my books are males, and perhaps in her late 50s? Probably with a cat and a dog, and her children - two - all grown up and living their own lives with their own families.

I have read Christmas themed books and I'm watching themed movies at the moment (not a film buff usually) but it is helping generate ideas.

Does it have to be a mushy lovey-dovey ending? That's what the readers want, right? Thanks in advance for any help.

Post by Devlin »

What are you writing? Any book can be Christmas themed from a horror book to a romance?

You're talking about lovey dovey endings, so I'm guessing you're looking at Hallmark movies. Those are classified as romances. A romance always needs a happy ending.

But you can write a Christmas-themed book in any genre.

So, the first thing you need to do is figure out your genre and figure out what endings are common for your genre. Happy endings are always required in romances.

In tragic love stories, I like the type Nicholas Sparks writes, sad endings are required.

In a coming of age or midlife story, a bittersweet ending might be acceptable. But a happy ending would be as well.

In a horror story, all endings are acceptable from the happy to the miserable.

So, what kind of genre are you writing in? That determines your ending.

Post by Douglas »

And it needs snow! Lots of snow!
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