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Crafting the Romantic Hero – Part IV

Nobody’s perfect, right? True. Neither can your romantic hero be perfect. Choose a character flaw that will irritate your heroine to the point where in order to love him, she’ll have to overlook it. Click to Tweet #amwriting #donnalhsmith #CraftingTheRomanticHero

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Writing Romance 101: Crafting the Hero––Part I

We’ve been working on crafting a romantic heroine. We’ve named her Tovah, a Jewish rabbi who fears rejection because of being dumped by a boy while she was in high school. What kind of man should she end up with? First, and foremost, a romantic hero is created to love and be loved by the heroine. She is the prize for him. He is the treasure for her. Click to Tweet #amwriting #CraftingTheRomanticHero #WritingRomance101

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Crafting the Heroine Part I––Part VII of Writing Romance

Here’s what we know so far about Susie, our romantic heroine. She’s Jewish, she fears rejection, and she’s a rabbi. She thinks she’s ugly because her nose is long. She stutters when she gets nervous. She has flowing chestnut hair with great styling body. Her eyes are dark and beautiful, lips the perfect proportion. The romantic heroine’s flaws leave room for complementary strengths in the hero. Click to Tweet #amwriting #CraftingTheHeroine

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Writing Romance 101––Part V

We’re still building a heroine named Susie. We don’t know too much about her yet. Here’s a good tip: use little flaws or imperfections to make your heroine someone your readers can identify with. Click to Tweet #amwriting #writingromance101 #craftingtheheroine

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part X

This week we conclude our series on Dazzling Dialogue. We could probably go on forever, and there are many resources you can look to make your written conversations sparkle and gleam. Six more Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part IX

We’re gearing down our Dazzling Dialogue discussion. Six Tools for Talk will make your dialogue sizzle and shine.  Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

Remember that the number one goal of scenes is to move the story along. You do that by creating conflict in your dialogue, as well as using action, and a bit exposition.

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Dazzling Dialogue—Part VIII

Have you ever had two conversations going on at the same time? One surface. One just below. That’s subtext. When done effectively, subtext adds depth with a sparkle to your dialogue, making it dazzle. Click to Tweet #DazzlingDialogue #amwriting

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