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What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part 1

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Let me count the ways . . .

by FaeRowen

Falling in love is like a roller coaster ride. Filled with anticipation and a little scary to think about, exciting turns and dips precede the grateful sigh when the car stops and you can unbuckle the restraint. Trouble is, there is no safety harness when you fall in love. And those screaming moments aren’t guaranteed to end with laughing and weak knees when you walk away from the ride.

If the reader doesn’t believe the transformation process for your characters, your next book isn’t going to sell. In this three part series, I’ve got some tips on tying backstory to your characters’ traits and mindsets and how those difficulties can be realistically resolved for that happily ever after ending. But these same tips can be used for any genre to make your reader fall for your flawed character. Hans Solo…

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One thought on “What’s Love Got to Do with It? – Part 1

  1. Thanks for the blog love, Daphodill. My characters always seem to get slammed on the first draft as “hate-able”! These are the tools I’m using to help them–and me–have an easier time.
    -Fae Rowen

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