How to Make Romance Blossom within a Romantic Subplot

Minna-san, konnichi wa! 

In today’s post, I will be discussing six facets to incorporating romance within your novel, whether romance is your main genre or subplot. 

Please note that my current WIP is a paranormal mystery with a romantic subplot and features the MC and love interest in a heterosexual and monogamous relationship. As such, I will be speaking from my own experience of what should be included within a romantic subplot in order to create a romantic connection between two dynamic characters.

However, the elements that I discuss can be applied to anyone writing romance for the main genre, other characters who aren’t the MC or love interest, polyamorous relationships, and various sexualities. 

I will also be discussing my own current WIP, Foreshadowed by Darkness, which is book one in The Foreshadowed Series. And I will be referencing from other books/movies. *No spoilers intended* I’ve even applied some of the same techniques to establish relationships between other characters, though I don’t make it as detailed as I would the main characters. 

If you want to know my take on writing romance and learn about the six elements of creating a blossoming romance between your characters, and if you’re interested in learning more about Foreshadowed by Darkness, then read on for more below.

How to Make Romance Blossom within a Romantic Subplot
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