By reading a lot of novels in a variety of genres, and asking questions, it's possible to learn how things are done - the mechanics of writing, so to speak - and which genres and authors excel in various areas.
I think that men know how to romance a woman and most do it well, at least for a time, otherwise women wouldn't marry them. The problem is that most of them begin to rest on their laurels.
I do not use profanity in my novels. My characters all go to church.
All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story.
Rekindled love is generally short-term.
The first thing I did when I sold my book was buy a new wedding ring for my wife and asked her to marry me all over again.
I'm writing a new love story, set in eastern North Carolina. Surprise, surprise, huh?
I think that enduring, committed love between a married couple, along with raising children, is the most noble act anyone can aspire to. It is not written about very much.
Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.
I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
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