Why I Write Romance: Abby Gaines
One oft-repeated piece of advice to writers is “Write what you know.” And, sure, writing what you know puts your expertise on the page. But I prefer to say, “Write what you believe.” And that’s not just because I don’t know much! Writing what you believe puts conviction on the page, and with conviction comes passion. And what romance novel can’t benefit from plenty of passion?
I write romance because I believe in it. I believe everyone has a perfect “someone” out there. Not perfect-perfect (how tedious would that be?), but perfect for them. I believe love does overcome fear and weakness and prejudice and selfishness. I believe that even though our perfect someone loves us as we are, the magic of love and romance is that we become better people under their influence. And when you believe all that, writing romance is the only logical thing to do!
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