True Love’s Road

IMG-20120821-00956 photo by Catherine Castle

William Shakespeare had it right when he said in A Midsummer Night’s Dream “The course of true love never did run smooth. Gene Pitney crooned the same thing in his song True Love Never Runs Smooth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBijZqQ6KMU

Anyone who’s ever been in love knows there are bumpy spots in the road of romance. Your fictional love stories are no exception. As writers of romance Shakespeare’s quote should be one thing we always remember when building our stories. We must make it hard for our hero and heroine to get together. The road has to be uncomfortable. The conflict has to be strong. And we must make them suffer.

“But,” you wail, “I love my characters! I don’t want to see them suffer.”

We love our children, too. While we don’t put obstacles in their way, there are times when we know, that in order to make…

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About NevaBrown

Neva Brown, a retired secondary teacher/administrator, now enjoys the challenge of writing romance novels and doing editing for other romance writers. She has even ventured into the social media world of Facebook, Twitter and Google+ as well as having a website; nevabrown-author@weebly.com . Neva lived on West Texas ranches most of her life and uses that culture and environment in many of her stories. She and her husband now live at Rio Concho West in San Angelo, Texas. They are amazed at how well they have adjusted to ‘city’ living. Neva loves to hear from her readers. She can be reached at joneva@suddenlink.net
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