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I’ve written before on this blog about secondary characters taking over.  The first time it happened wasn’t so bad, as the hero and heroine weren’t interested in each other.

So I was rather grateful for my secondary character to step into the role of hero.  He’d been trying to take over the story anyway, so it was a simple case of substitution.  With the added bonus that my former hero suddenly emerged as a far more interesting character. (more…)

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Shakespeare’s line from Romeo & Juliet, that roses would still smell good even if they were called bum fluff  works well in a tale where everyone dies (almost).  But I wonder, would it have been as romantic if they’d been called Nigel & Mildred?

What’s in a name?  Well that’s my point. I believe character names are particularly important and the connotations we put on them can add a whole new depth to a hero, heroine or villain.

Not necessarily a good one, but sometimes the cause for snickery snorts at any rate. (more…)

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What we consider romantic ideals are sometimes the strangest things.  I’ve often been struck by something I’ve thought particularly romantic, which has occurred in the middle of a story that is not romantic at all.  Then there are the stories and movies which are considered romantic and which have left me wondering why.

Take Gone with the Wind for example. (more…)

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Eroticism – what is it?  And where does it tie into sensuality – where is the indefinable border that separates the two?

Apparently eroticism has to do with possessing sexually; while sensuality on the other hand, seems fixed in people’s ideology as being more to do with romantic love.

Personally I’ve always considered eroticism to have more depth than just being about having sex. (more…)

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I was talking to a friend today about my big love scene – you know, the one I’ve been struggling with?  And as is the way of conversation, we drifted from the main point (my struggles with my difficult hero) into our experiences and views of love scenes – both filmic and literary.

We discussed what is sexy and what isn’t and agreed very quickly that sensuality is often skimmed over by writers in a quick spurt to get to the sex scene, therefore robbing the reader of the wonderful build up of sensual tension and ultimately, sometimes the desire to reach fulfillment – by reading the rest of the book. (more…)

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