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Romance/Love: March 04, 2015 Issue [#6855]

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Romance/Love


 This week: Believable Romantic Heroines
  Edited by: StephB
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1. About this Newsletter
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3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
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6. Ask & Answer
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The romance genre appeals to me because I like HEA. (happy ever after) HEA leaves me feeling like there’s hope for the future and a little hope can do big things. BUT before you set up the HEA, you need a hero and a heroine. Ultimately, a romance is a story about the heroine and her journey to HEA. So what do you expect from a romantic heroine?

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Letter from the editor

I expect a lot from the heroine, especially if she’s going to take me on a journey and find HEA. Here’s what I’m looking for: she’s clever, has common sense, is a good sport, determined, loyal, and kind.

I took an informal poll of readers here on WDC who said they expected the following from their romantic heroines: they’re independent, classy, have integrity, strong moral fiber, and are kind. For good measure billikus said he expects them to wear low cut sweaters. We’ll talk about appearance in a bit……….

Here’s what professional editors expect: a realistic/believable heroine. What makes her believable? She isn’t perfect. She has flaws that balance her “Good” traits, such as being stubborn, demanding, bossy, and overly critical.

What about her appearance?

We all know that women struggle with weight challenges. Heck, I actively participate in Weight Watchers. I've been trying to lose the pregnancy weight for 8 years. When it comes to the heroine's appearance, she has to be convincingly attractive. What's important is her self-respect and that while she's not perfect, she strives to take care of her body.

What do you expect from your romantic heroine? Write in and let me know!

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Reviewer: StephB
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Send me a story with a strong romantic heroine and I'll feature in my next Newsletter.


Editor's Picks

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 HANDS OF TIME  (E)
A song about a woman falling quickly and deeply in love in a very short span of time.
#2032066 by Temagami (Guiding Light)


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#1177433 by Not Available.


Green Eyes  (13+)
A modern day love story.
#883029 by Mitch


BOOK
Victorian, Romance and Jane Austen   (ASR)
Stories and other items for Valentines Day, Victorian Romance and Jane Austen Writing.
#1973909 by Princess Megan Rose


 
FOLDER
To Love And Be Loved: Romance Stories  (13+)
The cornerstone of life is love. It is the undertow that sweeps us into happiness.
#608003 by Shaara


  Elizabeth Peters: Mystery and Romance  (E)
Review of writer Elizabeth Peters and her historical mysteries in 19th century Egypt.
#1866198 by booklover3


 The Count's Lair  (13+)
Anton has a secret that might tear his romance with Amelia apart.
#1570164 by StephB

 
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Ask & Answer

Your Full Time Romance/Love Newsletter Editors:

Lonewolf
Crys-not really here
StephB

Feedback from my Romance/Love Newsletter dated: 4 FEB 2015:

RedWritingHood♡WDC
I'm a big believer in the 5 Love Languages. It's a useful tool in all relationships. I know my husband's and all my kid's love languages. :)

Jacqueline
My love language is Quality time.

monty31802
I guess that is what it is all about. A fine N/L Steph.

Lunarmirror
My highest was physical touch and quality time so I am happy :)

dwarf2012
I tried the quiz and got Acts of Service, which is very true. I wonder if it matters how old you are and how long you have been in the relationship? At my age, Acts of Service mean more than sex!

Thanks to everyone who shared their love language. I hope you all had your "love" language incooperated into your Valentines Day. *Bigsmile*

A pic of me taken 2 years ago.

StephB is a 911 dispatcher for LAPD. Her latest book is "Brady's Lost Blanket," released with 4RV Publishing. Brady is a little boy who has lost his blankie. Can he learn to live without it? Now available in print on Amazon.
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