In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re talking about romance! We here at Writer’s Block Party really love our romance, and we can get pretty… ah let’s say passionate… when discussing our favorite ships (as evidenced below).
But while reading and watching romance can be a lot of fun, writing it is a lot harder. Last night, the lovely Susan Dennard was kind enough answer all my questions on crafting good romance. Questions including…
How do you build tension on that slow burn romance?
How do you work in your favorite tropes but keep them fresh?
And how do you balance individual character arcs alongside romantic ones?
You can watch the entire video interview with Susan below. Thanks to those of you who watched the live stream last night. And as always, a special thank you to the ladies of Writer’s Block Party for helping me with the questions and for being endlessly supportive!
And quick reminder, Writer’s Block Party has a giveaway that ends TONIGHT!! There are a few awesome books (and pre-orders!) to snag, including a signed copy of Susan’s WINDWITCH!