Welcome everyone to the #Wattpad4 February Chat!
I’m Lindsey Summers, your host for this month. As Valentine’s Day comes upon us, I thought it’d be a great time to discuss romance and how to create that electric tension between characters that has readers shipping couples.
If you’ve never partaken of a Wattpad4 chat before, it’s easy. I’ll ask a series of questions below, and all you have to do is answer. We can’t wait to read your responses!
Happy writing (and chatting)!
Lindsey & The Wattpad4
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From left to right:
- Lindsey Summers @DoNotMicrowave author of Textrovert & The Trouble with Friendship
- Fallon DeMornay @FallonDeMornay author of The Stiletto Sisterhood & Out of Focus
- L.D.Crichton @LDCrichton author of All Our Broken Pieces & Enchantment of Emma Fletcher
- Monica Sanz @DistantDreamer, author of Seventh Born & Mirror Bound (Witchling Academy Series)
- Rebecca Sky @RebeccaSky author of Arrowheart and Heartstruck (The Love Curse series)
- The key ingredients to any romance story are the two main characters. During the first steps in creating them, do you focus on the characters individually or as a couple? Why?
2. Tension means opposing forces pulling in opposite directions. So how do you pull your characters apart? Are fears and internal conflicts making it difficult to get together? Is it the wrong time, or the wrong circumstance?
3. Just as you pull your characters apart, you have to bring them back together. How do you know when the time is right?
4. When creating romantic tension in a scene, what are the key elements that need to be included? ( ie. A lot of description? Tons of internal thoughts? Character reactions?) Why are they important and how do you find the perfect balance?
5. Cliche language and descriptions can be the death of any scene but especially in a romantically charged one. How do you avoid this? Do you have any tips for those struggling?
It’s time for the open Q&A portion of the chat! If you have any questions for the #Wattpad4 or about what we’ve covered in today, let us know!
(Please no read requests!)
Thanks so much for chatting with us! We’ll be back with a new topic every month so be sure to mark your calendars!
Keep on writing,