Tuesday, April 26, 2016

V = Victory

Victories should be included in every tale. Don't get me wrong, I'm not implying you must have a happy ending, but if the main character never succeeds at anything, never accomplishes anything, then the story will become stale and fall flat.

Sometimes victory comes at great cost. These victories are a great way to add tension to your story.

In "WIN", my main character sees first hand what victories can accomplish, and cost, people.

All ten tales in our anthology show great examples of victories, some of them small ones, some of them larger, and some of them still being struggled towards.

What are some of your favorite examples of victory in stories?

6 comments:

  1. This is so true! The protagonist has to win at something, even if the ending isn't happily ever after.

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  2. How about the defeat of Voldemort after seven books? That was a great victory.

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  3. Probably my favorite was Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King--greatest victory of all time.

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  4. Any victory where good triumphs over evil is a winner in my book.

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  5. Yes, a victorious ending always, whether happy or otherwise. Even my favorite book Gone with the Wind ended victoriously, depending on the character you're rooting for. :)

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