Isn't it all so romantic?
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Kimberly Wesley
September 2010
Contributor
Written by
Kimberly Wesley
September 2010
I wouldn't attempt to call myself a romance writer. First, that's just closing myself in. Two, every story should have romance in my opinion. I love James Patterson's Alex Cross series, and even though it's a suspene/thriller, he always has Alex battling a romance storyline as well. It never overpowers the real struggle, but I guess Alex Cross is a hot guy and wanted by many (though having Morgan Freeman to play him in the movies? Ugh, that is just wrong) I started off writing "romance" stories when I first started writing at age 12. I knew I wanted to be a writer, and for some reason, that is ALL I would write about. Every single one of my stories was girl meets boy, girl falls in love with boy, they live happily ever after. I told that same story about 100 different ways from age 12 to about 18. Sometime in college, I decided I wanted to be a screenwriter, so I took a couple of classes. But, before I even started my very first class, I bought a book on how to write screenplays. Over winter break, I wrote my first screenplay in a week. Yep, it was a romance as well. Dealing with fraternity life and pledging, but my main character falls in love after being the biggest fraternity player on campus. Happy ending, yes. What I like to call my first official screenplay after taking classes, was a straight up romantic story. But it never flowed for me and I never really bought the idea of falling in love so quickly. So why do I continue to make my characters fall in love so quickly?? In my current wip, that's just what happened. He pursued her, she dodged him, but eventually gives in, then SUDDENLY they are in love after a couple of weeks. I guess it could happen that quickly, I know I have fallen hard for a man in less than a week (was I crazy?) Still, to keep the story engaging, I'm having to stretch out the relationship, before they confess their dying love. It can't be all peaches and cream, right? Isn't there always a misunderstanding in a romance? And I'm thinking about having a not so happy ending.

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