Friday, April 29, 2011

For love of the fairy tale

Watching the Royal wedding this morning only reminds me about why we read. We read for the love of the fairy tale. I’m not just talking about books with royal characters but we all want that happy ending, even if it is the military squadron accomplishing their mission.

I believe that people love the escape, the magic of getting into a different world. As a writer, I do feel a sense of responsibility to give readers that happily ever after. I will put my characters through turmoil, but in the end things will work out in one way or another.

Do you want that happily ever after when you write, when you read?

Do writers have a responsibility to their readers to give them that happy ending? In honor of today’s Royal wedding of William and Kate, what is your favorite book with a Prince or Princess as a main character? I love ‘Crown Duel’ by Sherwood Smith. (Photo credit:

1 comment:

  1. Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride. I love the movie too, but the book is even better, and adds more detail and history to some of the key plot points.