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Behind the Scenes of Novel- Day 16

Updated on November 11, 2012

When You Want to Feel Like a Princess

The dress says it all
The dress says it all

Writing about Clothing

Yes, you do have to tell people what your characters are wearing. Don't leave that to the readers' imagination. Brad and Dani are having their first date since reuniting with each other. Brad has chosen a "ritzy" restaurant with private dining rooms. So he has donned a navy blue suit with a light blue shirt. He also knows blue is Dani's favorite color.

Dani has spent hours hoping to make an impression on Brad and she has succeeded. She has picked a blue dress which shows off her shape and compliments her coloring, making her eyes seem an even deeper blue. She has piled her hair up and allowed it to fall in curls. She's chosen a necklace which once belonged to her mother. As she makes her entrance, Brad finds himself speechless.

Both have dressed to impress and both have succeeded. Where will the evening go from here? Brad is wishing they were going someplace where he could show her off. Dani just wants to be alone with Brad. Can you feel the sparks fly? Can you feel the tension?

This is how chapter six begins. Now I have to get them to the restaurant and inside for dinner. Food, while known to be excellent at this restaurant will probably not mean a thing to my two characters. Are they going to be awkward around each other? Are they going to follow their hearts or will it just be a fun evening? Do they meet anyone at the restaurant? All this will play into how this chapter unfolds.


Relationships How Do They Work?

I will ponder it tonight and tomorrow before I continue the chapter. Everything that will happen needs to advance my story and the romance building between these two characters. I have to pace dinner so they don't just rush through it and have the evening end. There needs to be meaningful dialog between them. There have been years between them and there is much catching up to do.

Dani has not disclosed exactly what her plans are for the secret chamber Brad is working on. This might be a good time to do so. Will Brad be sold on her idea? Will he protest? Will Dani be able to win over any objections he has? Is this something dangerous? If so, how is Brad going to keep Dani safe? All good questions. Still we are moving slowly toward things which will determine if they can become a couple and make it work. Will things come between them and drive a wedge they cannot cross?

Relationships count too. In novels, they are just like real life. Some are filled with drama. They deal with the every day mundane things. Shopping for food, clothing, cars, furniture, whatever is needed. Working and how the characters interact with co-workers and employees. Do they like their jobs? Are they frustrated by their jobs? Are there days when things all go wrong. How do they organize their time? Are they organized? Do they procrastinate?

Characters usually have human flaws just like people. That's what helps to make them believable. Imperfections are a part of life. No one is perfect so your characters shouldn't be. Dani is impulsive and driven, it's what makes her a good attorney. She is insecure in her relationship with Brad. It's what makes her human. We've all had a relationship we wanted to work but because of history we don't know where things stand. Dani finds herself in this situation. Now she has work her way through it or walk away from it. Which will she choose?

Brad, too is working with history. His flaw was walking away once. Now he has to convince Dani he means to stay for the long haul. For him, it's about winning the girl and having a future with her. Can he recapture what they had and sustain it? We shall see.

Remember your reader needs details to have a complete picture of what is going on. Details are important, just don't get so bogged down in the details that you lose the story.

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      Rebecka Vigus 

      3 years ago from Johns Island, SC

      Ice, glad I could be of help.

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      Ice 

      3 years ago

      It's a relief to find sooneme who can explain things so well

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