This comment appears with my story 'Letting Go' in the 31st May issue of Woman's Weekly. The feedback I got from Clare (assistant fiction editor) was that it nearly made her and Gaynor Davies cry. Very shortly before I'd had a different story rejected for being too sad. It's hard to get the balance right, isn't it?
Do you like writing or reading tear-jerkers?
Got any thoughts on what makes a story a tear-jerker in a good way, rather than being depressing?