Month: December 2012

What I’m Learning About Love

Does an author fall in love with the characters, with the quirks and settings, every time he or she writes a new novel or short story? I do. Sometimes as I first set my fingers on the keyboard, I find myself thinking about the relationship between two characters and wondering what their future holds, and how, or if, they will ultimately find that precious stretch of common ground we identify as happiness. Love is sweet, tantalizing, ever-luring in its quest to completely overtake our minds and hearts and lives – even if that love is fictional, something created to breathe life into what might otherwise be simply names on a page. As a flesh-and-blood woman, my own ideas, beliefs, and experiences with love deeply influence the manner in which my characters express their own versions of love ...

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