Pointers in Writing Romance (#3)

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Again, it’s helpful to read Pointers # 1 & 2 before coming to this article. You can read them HERE and HERE first. They’re very important if you really want to write romance.

Pointer # 3 is: Create an interesting, engaging plot.

Some may say, I’m writing romance. That means there’s a girl and a guy who meet, fall in love and live happily ever after or happy for now. Isn’t that interesting enough?

The answer is simple. If you want your readers to keep turning the pages of your book, you must have an interesting, engaging plot, one they can relate to, sympathize or empathize with, awaken their curiosity, and keep them engrossed.

Plots have a way of making the reader put down your book or keep them on their toes. It’s the invisible rope that loops them to your story till the ending, its elements keeping them hooked.

According to this definition by Romance Writers of America, every romance novel comprise of two basic elements: a central love story and an emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending. Continue reading “Pointers in Writing Romance (#3)”

Pointers in Writing Romance

Do you want to write romance? Do you read tons and tons of romance books, wishing you can also create even some semblance of a great romantic story?

Writing romance may not be a walk in the park, but it’s not like rocket science either. While anyone can write, not everyone can be a writer. In the same manner, while any writer can write a story, not every writer can write romance.

First, a simple definition. As the name implies, romance is a literary genre that focuses heavily on romantic relationships between two people.

If you are serious in writing a good romantic story, a few pointers might come in handy.

First, and most important is, it starts with an attitude.

To be able to write romance, you must believe in love. Continue reading “Pointers in Writing Romance”

Rendezvous

Some hotel meet-ups aren’t always sinful. ☺️

“When do we do this again?”

She raised her brows at him.

“I’m not a prostitute, Mister.”

He grinned. “I never said you were. I was just asking ‘coz you know, this is kind of addicting.”

“Twice in a week and it’s addicting already? That’s absurd.”

“You can call it any name you want. But same time, same room, tomorrow, again?” Continue reading “Rendezvous”

An Ode to RJ & Meng

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Fangirling for Alden Richards (Real Name: Richard (RJ) Faulkerson) and Maine Mendoza (Nickname: Meng) rekindled and boosted my long dormant creative skills on writing poetry and fiction stories. Last Sunday, July 16, 2017, the fandom celebrated the 2nd Year of their love team. This is my humble gift for these two wonderful people who, two years ago, gifted me too with their own special brand of enthusiasm, positivity, kindness, love and humor at a time I needed them most.

AN ODE TO RJ AND MENG

God must have seen
The emptiness from within
The desolation life brings
What existence really means.
Or each and every single tear
Of sorrow caused by death.
Or the grimace in our lips
For a loved one that we miss. Continue reading “An Ode to RJ & Meng”