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Romance Writing Topic

Postby Noizchild » Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:07 pm

What does it mean when your beta couple is far more interesting than your main couple?
You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"

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Postby Carly Berg » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:09 am

Maybe that you should let the two couples switch places?
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Re: Romance Writing Topic

Postby DrG2 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:32 pm

In musical comedy, there is usually the main romance couple and the "juvenile leads" which are either comedians or dancers or both.

I'd raise the stakes for the main couple.

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Postby Noizchild » Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:02 pm

You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"

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Re: Romance Writing Topic

Postby Loren Killdeer » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:19 am

I have usually find secondary characters more interesting than primary characters. But that's because primary characters are more related to the reader, they have virtues and flaws. Secondary characters are more free to be whatever thye be, and the reader don't get to know them as deeply.
Make your beta couple help your main couple to shine! Make the main couple relate to the reader.

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Re: Romance Writing Topic

Postby Noizchild » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:13 pm

You ask me what I thought about
Before we were lovers.
The answer is easy.
Before I met you
I didn't have anything to think about.

-- From "The Love Poems of Marichiko"


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