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Authors Answer 67 – The Challenge of Writing Romance

I have had ideas for stories that would be more or less focused on romance.

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Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, chocolates are soon to be eaten. Romance is in the air. But how easy is it to write romance? Some authors are not romantic, while others do it with ease. Making it believable is a challenge. Nothing worse than cheesy romance. How do our authors handle it?

Francesco_Hayez-RomeoandJulietQuestion 67 – Valentine’s Day is coming up. How do you handle the romantic aspect of writing in fiction?

D. T. Nova

The way that feels right to me.

The most involved romantic subplots I’ve written don’t follow many conventions of the actual romance genre.

One thing I do with particular intent is try not to treat any big step forward in a relationship as an “ending”. There are plenty of stories that do that that I like, and I don’t have an issue with any specific one of them; I just think it’s already common enough as…

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Kannazuki no Miko: Overview

Honestly, I don’t even know if I should call Kannazuki no Miko a “modern classic”, “cult classic”, or just plain “classic”, and difficulties in describing it briefly go well past that. Two things I can say for certain are that there are still people who consider it greatest yuri anime, and that both its defenders and detractors often have very strong feelings about it.

Note: I have a lot to say and intend to spread it out over multiple posts. This one won’t have anything about the most controversial aspects of the series, or the biggest spoilers.

Someone could say that, based on the early episodes, calling it yuri as I did above is itself a spoiler, but to this I say the opening makes it pretty clear who the official couple is.

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Authors Answer 26 – Impossible Love

Interesting question, with lots of interesting (if non-specific) answers.

I Read Encyclopedias for Fun

Have you ever read a book and found one character you wished were real? A character you’d want to date? I’m sure many people have fallen in love (not real love, of course) with a character. Someone they thought would be a wonderful person if they actually existed.  Well, this intriguing topic comes to us from stomperdad. Paul B. Spence and Linda G. Hill are absent for this week.

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Question 26: If you could date any fictional character, who would you date?

H. Anthe Davis

I’m not the relationship type, but I am very fond of certain characters and would like to hang out with them, if only they weren’t all action-fantasy types and thus generally the epicenters of rampant death and violence.  I mean, I guess if I was in their world and had magical powers myself, it would be feasible, but then there’s the fact that most…

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