Hi, I’m wondering if you could help me with this. I was planning the plot for my novel when I suddenly realized that there was absolutely nothing about romantic love in it. While that’s not the main focus (the story is mostly about family, good vs. evil etc), I’m concerned about the lack of romance here, considering that almost every book I’ve read have a romantic plot in it. Do you think it’d be a problem?
There doesn’t have to be a romance in every story. In fact, many stories do not have them. We see them frequently in YA fiction because first love is a common part of young adulthood. However, there are many readers (of every age category and genre) who would love to read stories that don’t feature a romance. So, don’t feel like you have to force one. :)