rachelcoker



Video Post: Writing About Guys

Talking about guys today… In a writing sense, people! 😉

-Rachel

P.S. I love my weird face in this preview. I had the ability to change it on Youtube, but it made me laugh so much that I decided to keep it this way. I look like I’m about to go, “Gurl! Whatchu talkin’ bout?” 😉

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  1. * Leorah :) says:

    This I found EXTREMELY helpful so thank you so much! One question, what if the guy comes into the story around the end? Then do you try to make him more romantic and perfect as the readers don’t have as much time to grow on him as they would if he entered closer to the beginning? Oh and loved the preview face!!

    | Reply Posted 5 years ago
    • * RachelC says:

      So glad it was helpful, Leorah! Hmmm… That’s a tricky question. I normally try to introduce my romantic interests near the beginning of a book, so readers have time to form their own opinion of him over a long period of time. One trick, even if you don’t want him to have a big role until the end of the book, is to introduce him briefly in the beginning. Maybe your female character runs into him at a party and is instantly attracted to him, but doesn’t see him again until much later. Or he helps her carry something heavy up to her house, but then disappears and she never sees him again. That way, readers already know that they like him, even if they don’t really get to know him until much later!
      If you really don’t want him to be introduced until later, then just do as much as you can to make him likeable once you introduce him. Make him funny, or sweet, or adorably awkward–but do everything in your power to make readers instantly love him.

      | Reply Posted 5 years ago
      • * Leorah :) says:

        Thank you SO much! You have literally NO idea how helpful this is! You couldn’t! I’ve been stressing about this for a while now so thank you, thank you, thank you! ♥

        Posted 5 years ago


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