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Romance/Love: July 05, 2017 Issue [#8370]

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 This week: The Romance Years Later
  Edited by: Dawn Embers
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
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About This Newsletter

Romance/Love Newsletter by Dawn

A look at romances later in the relationship with couples that have been together for a while instead of seeing how things got started. Beyond falling in love.

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Letter from the editor

Relationships have a lot of potential to create stories. Many stories are about how they begin, when the characters meet and the falling in love. However, the end isn't always the end for the characters. Sometimes we are left wondering what happens later. Can the romance last? What happens later on in their life? This can work in both a short story, novels and in particular series.

Even if there isn't that first meeting and initial question of will they get together, the later in the relationship story still has potential for conflict. Some options:

Years without getting married
Not everyone is interested in the concept of marriage and some take time before they decide it's an action they want to take within their relationship. My stepsister and her now husband were together for years before getting engaged. For a couple years people were asking them when it would happen. Other people can have certain expectations and influences, creating situations that can cause conflict for the couple, thus making a story that others might want to read. And there are also things one of the characters might say or do, mistakes made and the big one: miscommunication. Many stories in the genre are built on problems in communicating.

The Married Couple
Even after the ceremony, which has its own story potential, there is plenty of room for romance and love. When couples are together for a long time, things are going to happen and they won't always see things eye to eye. And some just have that sort of dynamic. There can be tension/problems throughout a relationship and things can still work out in the long run. So, don't forget that just because a couple of characters are married and been together for years, that doesn't mean there isn't potential for stories to be told.

Overall, this is a quick look but there is plenty more one can discuss with relationships. It's not always the start, the puppy love, the honeymoon, though they all have potential for creating fiction or nonfiction items. Whatever characters come, there is a place to tell that story here on WDC. Get writing!

Editor's Picks

A Romance Contest ~~ reopens March 2021  (13+)
A short story contest for the Seasons of Romance:
#1892844 by Osirantinous

The LGBT Writing Contest - reopens 2021  (18+)
Bi-monthly contest (with great prizes) for LGBT characters.
#1980539 by Osirantinous

Paranormal Romance Short Story Contest  (13+)
A Monthly Romance Contest -- a 2016 Quill Award Winner/2020 Quill Nominee
#2089860 by Jim: "Happy St. Patty's Day!"

The Weekly Quickie Contest  (18+)
Can you excite in 690 words? Month: February Theme: Love
#1355442 by Dawn Embers

CLOSED - Tales of Seduction  (18+)
Stories of Erotica, Romance, or Love, wherever your muse takes you!
#1702029 by QPdoll

The Blind Man and the Ghost  (13+)
Medieval Japan: a blind storyteller meets a ghost, falls in love, and discovers the truth.
#1007039 by Kotaro

Obsidian Eyes  (18+)
Sometimes the mirror doesn't tell the truth...
#2126399 by textual

World on Stilts  (18+)
Is he a god, a ghost, or a figment of her imagination?
#2103910 by K Renée

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