Hello to you all wonderful, beautiful people!
Reality and fiction. Reality and escapism. Reality and well, real people... How real should the fictionalised real be?
We started the debate over this question last week through backstory, and how to use it to bring realism and a dose of real to your characters.
But what makes a realistic character? Is reality a tangible thing in writing? Is reality driven by principles of logic?
The question we were asked to tackle was - What makes a real heroine? How real should she get? And also, how to make the real heroine believable, approachable, and likable?
Catch us this week as we answer on this loaded debate.
On Tuesday, T.J. will bring you the points to consider on realism and the heroine. Find tips also on how to do achieve reality by working around the character arc.
On Wednesday, Sandra Marshall brings us her view on the matter of realism in fiction, and how she as a writer strives to achieve this.
On Thursday, Z(Aasiyah/Nolwynn) will tell us more about what she views as the real heroine and how she aims to get in touch with reality.
This May, we're scratching at the surface of escapism and bursting the bubble of what constitutes reality in fiction.
This May, we're on the quest:
Searching for an appropriate reality...
The best of us for the best of you, that's our promise as we deliver the full flush of romance.
From now till later, enjoy!
With love, from Ms. Blush