I’m not here today because I have scheduled this post to run while I am out doing sadistic things to my family.
Wait. No. That was my characters last week. I’m sure I’m enjoying my family today and hope you are enjoying yours as well.
Just when you thought your story might draw to a sweet conclusion a little too early, it’s time to throw a wrench in it and drag it out for one more act.
Maybe one of them has been keeping a secret that comes to light, making the other one question his or her feelings.
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By now, you should have just about completed the middle third of your novel. It’s time to wrap up Act Two and set the scene for Act Three.
Write a scene in which your characters admit that they like one another and are interested in maybe starting a relationship. Read the rest of this page »
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Write a scene that puts your hero and heroine in close proximity with one another where they get to touch each other. How much is up to you, but maybe hold off on actually letting them “do the deed” for the time being. Use this as an opportunity to build the tension.
Do your hero and heroine now hate each other on the surface while secretly wanting to jump into bed with each other? If so, great work! Now you’re ready to begin writing Act Two of your trashy romance novel. For the next few days, I will give you brief scene ideas to keep you moving and hopefully keep your middle from sagging. Here’s the first: