While writing my blog it hit me that as a writer of category romance I’ve always believed emotion on every page was the rule for the short read and to keep the reader on the end of her seat but I now realise, it’s much more than that.
It’s about caring and feelings, because we need our readers to first and foremost care about our characters and want to see them succeed or learn enough about themselves that they can find the elusive happiness and contentment we all yearn for. Your characters have to be loveable and even if dislikeable to begin they need to have enough good qualities for us to want to know them better to travel their journey to the ultimate happily ever after.
This doesn't mean they have to be perfect but their imperfections have to be believable, acceptable even. We’ve all read books with heroines who take action that frustrate us because it's so stupid and you want to shake them. In these days of instant everything, readers want a fast moving story, not a story bogged down in details or lovely prose that don’t move the story along.
Enough from me I’m about to breakfast in the sunshine and feed a friendly Kookaburra who visit us, remaining within touching distance.
Do you have a special place to write, somewhere inspirational? I'd love to hear about it.
Now back to my writing.
May the words flow and the internal critic be kind.
Bye for now,