This Week's Topic is: Inspired by Stephanie Perkins' post on Natalie Whipple's blog, what is your novel's "Love List"?
I love this idea of using a a Love List for brainstorming a new book.
I'm going to attempt a retrospective inspirational love list for my CHEATER BEATERS, even though I wrote the original version many years ago.
For me, love started with the characters. And, like most stories, real and imagined, it started with a guy:
A playboy, honest but unwilling to commit
Who is the perfect girl for him (or, the one who will give me the best story)?
A girl who's been cheated on by all her boyfriends
Move from mom to dad
City boy/New country life
Solid, book smart best friend
School? Who cares
Hiatus from guys
Country music fan
Parents in love
Gross-out Dairy Queen Blizzards
Break from the usual
That's it. Easy to do after the book is written. More useful to do beforehand:)
What about you? Have you tried this before?
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