What is the best way to start a romance novel?

  1. workingmomwm profile image83
    workingmomwmposted 7 years ago

    What is the best way to start a romance novel?

    Specifically, is it better to start with the love interests meeting for the first time, to give a little background information about each of the characters before they meet, or to start the action somewhere else (like after they've known each other for a while)?

  2. ar.colton profile image82
    ar.coltonposted 7 years ago

    I prefer to start after my hero and heroine have known each other for a while. In fact I like to start after they have fallen in and out of love at least once. This is becuase I think the real story of love is in the relationship, not in the burst of passion at the beginning. But many writers write about the hero and heroine falling in love for the first time.

    The answer is in what you want to acheive and what you want to show about your characters. You can write a great novel either way.

  3. racheldthompson profile image57
    racheldthompsonposted 7 years ago

    It can go either way. I prefer to read and write about characters meeting for the first time and then falling in love, but sweet romances about people who already know each other are fun to read, too.