How to Write a Tragic Story

Understanding the difference between tragic and non-tragic story arcs.

Stories have a rhythm that we call a story arc.

First: Is it Really Tragic?

It boils down to this: in a tragic story the protagonist either dies or would be better off dead.

Why it Matters

Break Down of a Truly Tragic Story

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