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Originally posted by Graham Brand Graham Brand wrote:

Mystery / Insatiable / A garbage man

I'm at the ummmmm stage.

Well that could be really gross. LOL

{That's not helpful, Tracy.}

Oh. Sorry. I couldn't help myself. I'm silly when it's early. Tongue
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Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

I'm two pages in and the romance hasn't started yet! Does anyone know if there's a rule of thumb about how quickly we're meant to get to the point?

In trope Romance, you need to at least have the love interests meet each other within the first couple pages. They do not have to get to the romance that soon. Usually it's more about what's keeping them apart right up until later in the story.
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Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

I'm two pages in and the romance hasn't started yet! Does anyone know if there's a rule of thumb about how quickly we're meant to get to the point?

In trope Romance, you need to at least have the love interests meet each other within the first couple pages. They do not have to get to the romance that soon. Usually it's more about what's keeping them apart right up until later in the story.

Agree. I had Romance in Short Story round 2 and, accordingly, have read a bunch of romances this week. Several times it seems that the writer could cut the entire first page of build up and get right to it (myself included!), leaving room to properly raise the stakes.
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I drew this qs well. Even though you are my competition, I will tell you that  minong is something you do in mines.

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Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

I'm two pages in and the romance hasn't started yet! Does anyone know if there's a rule of thumb about how quickly we're meant to get to the point?

In trope Romance, you need to at least have the love interests meet each other within the first couple pages. They do not have to get to the romance that soon. Usually it's more about what's keeping them apart right up until later in the story.

Agree. I had Romance in Short Story round 2 and, accordingly, have read a bunch of romances this week. Several times it seems that the writer could cut the entire first page of build up and get right to it (myself included!), leaving room to properly raise the stakes.

Also, romance does not necessarily require a HEA. I'm a big fan of (writing) unfulfilled/unrequited romances, or romances where H&h do not overcome the obstacles by the end (because that's real life).
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I woke up this morning and realized I have no idea what 'horror' is, apart from getting a genre I know nothing about with only 24 hours...that would be horrible.

So, apart from going on my date, I guess this weekend is when I read primers on horror.  Kind of embarrassing, really.  I've seen a couple horror movies, read some Steven King, it didn't seem like a big deal.

Like I said, bring it.  The harder the prompt, the more I learn  Big smile
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Originally posted by T.E. Bradford T.E. Bradford wrote:

Originally posted by Graham Brand Graham Brand wrote:

Mystery / Insatiable / A garbage man

I'm at the ummmmm stage.

Well that could be really gross. LOL

{That's not helpful, Tracy.}

Oh. Sorry. I couldn't help myself. I'm silly when it's early. Tongue

Yup. My mind went there. Then ran away.
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Anyone else is group 52 excited about getting the star wars prompts

Action/Adventure Tyranny An orphan

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Originally posted by Scarlet Screenwriter Scarlet Screenwriter wrote:

Well, I'm a phukking idjut ... I forgot to register!  For the first time since Oct 2010, I won't be in a screenplay round ... FML!

I am old ... but not THAT old ...

Yours is the first name I look for on the list... and when I didn't see it, I grew concerned. Like Tim, I just can't imagine a competition without you. I am sad.
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Originally posted by Snarkmaiden Snarkmaiden wrote:

Originally posted by ChristiLB ChristiLB wrote:

Wouldn’t that be an interesting element if people could swap with each other! I’d probably take you up on it
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... (I'm two pages in and the romance hasn't started yet! Does anyone know if there's a rule of thumb about how quickly we're meant to get to the point?)

I managed to get the romance sparks flying in the third dialogue on Page 1, and by the end of that page had the "activist" element covered. I'm 5-pages into a rough draft and still haven't figured out "chain of command" yet. I'm doomed.
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