Do Novels Need to Have a Happy Ending?

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The number one rule for romance novels is that the hero and heroine must have a HEA. What does that mean? The couple must live happily ever after.

If the writer wants to write a romance, she must craft a happy ending otherwise it’s something else, women’s fiction maybe or literary fiction. And this is because romance readers buy romances for the experience of seeing a relationship work out…



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Julia Amante

Women’s Fiction author of That Was Then, Say You’ll Be Mine, and Evenings at the Argentine Club. Speaker and and teacher.