I’ve written romance, but only ever as a subplot. I’ve always wondered how there can be books that are 300+ pages with a main plot of romance and are basically realistic fiction and don’t even have subplots of scifi or mystery or something. I’m really admirable of writers who can do that.
Anyway, I think this post about covers what I know about writing romance. For general asks about romance like this one, I’ll probably refer people to this post until I gain any new insight or my thoughts change.
Lame adaptations and sequels are always like, “how can Mina go back to her stifling Victorian marriage after her experience with the dark, seductive Dracula??”
Meanwhile, Mina marries her best friend, who she’s known since they were children, who she share common interests with, they build a home together, work as partners, make immense sacrifices for each other, support each other through their traumas.
Guys, a marriage isn’t stifling and restrictive just because two people… get along, I guess?
People actually expect me to believe that if you throw a group of only one sex inside a fucking maze with no memories, no social, cultural or religious discourses forced upon them, no outside influences of any kind for years and years with only each other to grow close too, trust, survive with, protect, build with, bond with etc.
That eVERY SINGLE ONE WOULD END UP STRAIGHT??????!??!!
I wanted to do something with very simple shapes. Something that would be appealling to kids, maybe for a kids’ book. Just simple squares, triangles and stars, and giving them a bit of personality. A change of style, while still using some of my techniques.
Good writers are good readers. I say this all the time, though often I feel it’s a piece of advice that gets overlooked or glossed over, whether it just is a little too vague or time-consuming (reading is so time-consuming!) that many new writers don’t understand - this as the most important piece of advice I could ever offer.
It really really sounds like this is gonna be about the books and Sapkowski is gonna be a “creative consultant” so I’m kinda super duper excited and hoping for no love triangle please please don’t do that
can someone make a YA novel u know love triangle, white teens, blue eyed dude, brown eyed dude, dark haired girl, light-haired boy, dark-haired boy, AND THE 2 BOYS FALL IN LOVE AND THE GIRL REALISES THAT THE ONLY REASON WHY SHE FELT FEELINGS FOR ONE OF THEM WAS BECAUSE SHE FELT LIKE SHE HAD TO HAVE A CRUSH BUT HER REAL CRUSH WAS ACTUALLY JUST THE LOVE OF HER PETS SURROUNDING HER