It is IWSG Time!
IWSG is a writers' support group created and led by Alex Cavanaugh.
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!
This group is an immense help to many of us who do not mind sharing our insecurities, our successes or giving encouragement and support to others.
So, if you are interested and would like to join, the link below will lead you directly to us.
The awesome co-hosts for the October 5 posting of the IWSG are Tonja Drecker, Victoria Marie Lees, Mary Aalgaard, and Sandra Cox!
One of the Best Characteristics of My Favorite Genre
I do my best to make my characters real by creating their living experience within the story––a reality that might happen in life. The character's emotional, physical, and mental world and how they overcome obstacles that are seen by many as impossible is vital to me so that I can write the best romance story that I can write. Thus, writing character profiles before I begin writing the story is one of my best characteristics of writing in the romance genre.
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And character profiles always help!ReplyDelete
I completely agree with the character traits you describe. Romance is not my preferred genre, but the living experience within the story sure do hold my attention. Recently, I've been drawn to stories where the main character is past middle age and smart.ReplyDelete
Lynn La Vita @ http://la-vita.us/
Pat, I dreamt about eagles last night. I can't remember the last time I did that. Of course, I'd forgotten until I opened your page. The elders believe that dreaming about eagles means clarity is coming. It also means the eagle is sending your desires directly to God, so in essence they're arriving twice.ReplyDelete
That's what I love about romance as well - how the characters learn, risk, and grow!ReplyDelete
I don't write straight romance, but there's often a little bit of romance in my books. I agree that characters are so important in that genre. The most satisfying romances have a really good character arc. So it's good that you focus on that!ReplyDelete
Ah, yes. It all begins with well-drawn characters.ReplyDelete
I love your fresh take on the question. And you're a woman after my own heart. I write character profiles that include information right down to the character's birthdate.ReplyDelete
Romance is one genre where the characters really matter more than the plot.ReplyDelete