Aren’t most romance heros, or heros in fiction of any kind, generally superior to real men? Same goes for heroines and real women.
I’ve gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I’ve spent with them.
My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life.
Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
I’d always loved to read – and come from a family of readers – but I never thought about writing as a career.
I believe strongly in writing groups such as Romance Writers Of America that offer support, information and networking.
Mary Stewart will always be my goddess. I can pick up one of her early books – one I’ve read a dozen times – and still slide right into the story.
Certainly the plagiarism, and dealing with the fallout of it, was the most difficult thing I’ve ever faced since I started writing.
Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.
I find I use the Internet more and more. It’s just an invaluable tool. I do most of my research on the Net now – and certainly do the bulk of my communicating through email.
For over a year I continued to submit mss, and have them rejected – the last few with rejection letters indicated the story was pretty good, but I was American.
Every writer has to figure out what works best – and often has to select and discard different tools before they find the one that fits.