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I’m Sorry, but You’re Going to Have to Earn That Kiss

The physical and emotional tension must pressurize like steam beneath the earth's crust, and must lead to an inevitable but believable kiss.
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pine-cone
pine-cone

Romance and the Pine Cone Moment

Some of my favorite moments in romances are those that aren’t so romantic on the surface. . .

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trust
trust

Earning Your Readers’ Trust

As writers, we need to beware of the promises we're making in our stories—consciously or inadvertently—that the reader will expect to pay off in the end.