Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Romance novels are about . . . well, romance. But love can take many forms, and many of them span a wide rang from agony to ecstasy. While many writers depart from stories that involve romance between two young adults, there are countless elements available to them that make the story come alive to the reader. The most important element, in my humble opinion, is the characters. It is not easy to create the kind of characters that can power a runaway bestseller in this kind of fiction. It is doubly hard to create a supporting character that is young, adorable, and irresistible. As Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart once said when a landmark case involving indecency came before the court: “I can’t define pornography, but when I see it I recognize it.” As a writer I find it difficult to define adorable and irresistible, but I know it when I see it. Click on the title of this article and see if the characters in the video give you a few ideas for your next novel.
Posted by Joe Prentis at 2:58 PM