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Hallelujah and Amen! I know this is about romantic relationships so it might not apply to everyone but I feel what Bella Pope is preaching. I see so many books with obviously unhealthy attitudes about sex and relationships that I had to share her post from The Write Life.
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5 Huge Mistakes Ruining the Romantic Relationships in Your Book
by Bella Pope
I’ll be the first to admit that there’s a serious problem with romantic relationships in literature nowadays.
And worse, this issue seems to be overlooked by the large majority of writers — until it’s too late, that is.
The problem: The unrealistic and unhealthy portrayal of romantic relationships.
There. I said it and now people can take notice because yes, there is a serious lack of realism when it comes to the romantic relationships in books..
Authors are writing relationships that are meant to be exciting and intense, but their execution of those couples can be flawed in sometimes very harmful, although unintentional ways.
There’s nothing wrong with writing romance. In fact, adding a romantic relationship to your book can do it some good. The dynamic of love can:
Read the full post on The Write Life!