Love Triangle Tip – Write A Good Loser

I am a fan of love triangles.

Not just because I’m avid ‘shipper (relationshipper, aka someone who inexplicably cares which character the MC ends up with–yup, I don’t understand it either, but it’s my flavor).

Not just because love triangles add conflict and tension to stories (although different types of attraction generally do and I am so excited to share tips about using attraction to amp up story lines as a chapter in my WIP characterization book).

And no, it’s nothing to do with the fantasy of having two guys fight over you. I actually enjoy two girls and one guy love triangles equally as much when they are well done. Personally, having two people in your business trying to get your attention sounds like a hassle–like I said, it can add tension. Tension is the author’s friend, used judiciously. [...]  read more

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