Plotting the Romance—Part II

Plotting the Romance can be as simple as a conversation over a cup of tea in a crowded café or as complicated as a courtroom setting. Choosing right situations or your characters will help drive the romantic plot along. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance #donnalhsmith #PlottingtheRomance

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June Blooms — Part III

You’ve heard the saying: “Bloom where you’re planted.” But are you planted in the right place? How would you even know? Let’s explore that today. #JuneBlooms #SeasonShift #GodsTiming4YourLife

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Plotting the Romance—Part I

We’ve begun to build characters for our contemporary romance between Tovah, a rabbi, and Judah, a CEO of a multi-national corporation. The first thing to do is they must meet. The more unusual the meet, the better. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance #donnalhsmith #PlottingtheRomance

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June Blooms — Part II

Recently, I visited the Biltmore Estate outside Asheville, North Carolina. The rose garden was in full bloom and stunningly beautiful. So, I’m posting a few photos from that excursion. You’ll notice different colors of roses, but they are all part of the rose family. Just as we are all part of the human family. There’s a timing to when roses bloom, and there’s a timing for our lives to bloom, too. #JuneBlooms #SeasonShift #GodsTiming4YourLife

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Crafting the Romantic Hero––Part VI

Last time, we interviewed our romantic hero, Judah. This time, we’ll talk to Tovah. Interviews are a great way to learn more about your character and show their thought patterns. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance #donnalhsmith #CraftingtheRomanticHero

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June Blooms — Part I

Certain areas of the world and the United States have pretty much the same weather all year round. But where I live in Pennsylvania, June is the end of spring and the beginning of summer. We generally have all four seasons here, but they are not always predictable. #JuneBlooms #SeasonShift #GodsTiming4YourLife

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Crafting the Romantic Hero––Part V

Character interviews are an interesting way to bring out their personalities. Let’s do a short interview with Judah this time, and Tovah next time, and see what we come up with. Knowing the habits, quirks, and traits, physically and emotionally will bring your characters to life. In romance, your two protagonists must be relatable and likeable. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance #donnalhsmith #CraftingtheRomanticHero

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