I think I will try this to restart one of my WIPs.

Writers In The Storm Blog

Writers In The Storm welcomes back Kara Lennox, a.k.a. Karen Leabo for some more plot-fixing magic. Kara is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than sixty novels of romance and romantic suspense for Harlequin and Random House. AND she’s a 2012 DOUBLE RITA Finalist!

Problem #4: A lack of clear-cut goals for your characters

In a mystery, the protagonist’s goals are usually pretty easy to figure out: Solve the mystery. Catch the bad guy. Keep from getting killed. Maybe not in that order.

In a fantasy, there is usually some quest. (Lord of the Rings–retrieve the ring and toss it into Mt. Doom)

In romance, however, figuring out the goals of your main characters is a bit trickier, because usually, at the beginning they don’t want love. Falling in love is the last thing on their minds, and would in fact interfere with their plans. So they…

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