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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet, Perfect Lovers

Last week editor Theresa Stevens posted twice on the meet between the hero and the heroine. First, about the first meeting between your two lovers, and when this meeting should happen. I actually don’t have much to add because I thought Theresa was pretty perfect. I do want to open it up to anyone reading:


When do your heroine and hero meet and how?

For me, my heroine meets the hero the same day the story starts, but it’s about fifteen pages in. They don’t really get to talk until the next day, and they only have about a week together. While they meet early, the romantic interest is kind of there (he was her childhood crush and he’s definitely good looking), it was memorable, and everything else… I’m not sure if they’re romantically believable within that first week! I don’t want her to fall for him too fast, but there has to be definite understanding that she likes him quite a bit before she meets another guy.

The other guy always complicates things!


Written by Jessica Lei

September 27, 2010 at 6:00 am

Posted in Advice, Writing

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