Finding Treasure in Romance

For a writer finding treasure is discovering something unique about your work.  Years ago, I wrote a short story and I thought it was science fiction.  When I tried to sell it, it was profoundly rejected as being too sensual.  Now that I look at it, I realize that I had written what would now be classified as science fiction romance.   The romance was the principle key of that story.  “I should have know, ” she hits herself in the head. 

Understanding why you write is paramount to every writer.  Over a year ago, I realized I might be a romance writer.  It’s a matter of revealing what you really care about.  I care about the relationships between people, what creates trust, how love grows and evolves, and when love endures.  The question people always ask is how.

What I love about romance is the variety of possibilities.  It doesn’t matter whether it’s a demon or a duke, a CEO or a knight, they are all looking for love.  When it comes down to it, love is the only treasure that matters in a lifetime. 

The treasure in a romance novel is a only a reflection of what’s in the heart.

About Susan Hanniford Crowley

Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Author
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