Getting Inside the Romantic Hero’s Head––Part I

Contrary to popular belief, the male is the key to any romance. The female may be the “lead” character, but the male, and we’ve talked about the different types (alpha and beta) is the key to the romance. It’s also well-known that most readers of romance are women. Women identify with the heroine of the story. A woman who just wants to be loved like the hero loves the heroine. Click to Tweet #InsideHerosHead #almostanauthor #writingromance101

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June Blooms — Part IV

Where are you in life? Is your life “blooming” or have you been pruned? Pruning is no fun. It hurts, but it’s so further growth can occur. #JuneBlooms #SeasonShift #GodsTiming4YourLife

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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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