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
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
Joy truly does come after a season of disappointments and weeping…of emotional and/or physical pain. Glimpses of joy, a great event can be seen during times of trial. I alluded to one in the fall of 2016. Trials come before blessing, before our “promised land” or as some ministers, including my pastor put it, your “sweet spot.” #amwriting #GodsTimingForYourLife #AprilShowersofBlessing Click to Tweet
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
The Bible says, “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” That could mean a season of time where one is sad or depressed. I’ve been there. But truly, joy does come eventually. More on that next week.
The challenge is to keep going, keep trying. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 #DueSeason #amwriting #GodsTimingForYourLife #AprilShowersofBlessing Click to Tweet