The heroic couple needs to hate the villain every bit as much as they love each other.
I live with my characters day and night when I am writing a novel, and I can promise you that I suffer with them whenever tragedy strikes in my books.
Be authentic, and use your own emotional experiences to draw from.
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In Listening for Echoes, Pam Saffran shares her journey from security to family devastation.
Verisimilitude … is the goal of every novelist, and should be the goal of every narrative nonfiction writer. ~ Loftis
Tropes establish the criteria of a romance, but don’t necessarily fulfill the emotional journey a reader craves.
Kurkjian takes responsibility as a journalist by informing the public of what it lost as a result of the art theft.
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Kurkjian brainstorms story structure and plotting.
Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Kurkjian
As much as the hero longs for one thing, his weakness prevents him from having it.