Friday, October 19, 2018

#amwriting -- A #Tirgearr published author talks about writing #romance-- understand why people fall in love--

If you write any genre of romance, you think about your hero and heroine's shortcomings, talents, and what they need from a partner. Consider the meaning behind this quote.
"She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person." — E. Leventhal
Home is similar to one's lifestyle.  Many therapists believe people actually fall in love with a lifestyle that the other person can provide.
That idea brings us back to shortcomings. What is a person missing that the other has? As an author, you won't go wrong if you write your romance to satisfy psychological longings.
Here are the underpinnings for two marine biologists to fall in love in One Night in Havana--
Meeting her Cuban competitor for the grant changed her New York perspective in many ways, some painful and some unexpectedly joyful, but she changed him too. He saw his fight for survival in a different light because she gave him hope a better future existed.
Except for their research, this couple is worlds apart.  He's a communist in Cuba, and she is an American enjoying every aspect of freedom. Yet, they want the same lifestyle.

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