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Romance as a Subplot

Romance subplots abound in fantasy - but while most fantasy authors are pretty well-versed in worldbuilding and combat writing, fewer of us have made a serious study of romance writing. What goes into crafting a believable romance? Is there a difference between romantic tension and sexual tension? What is chemistry, and how is it evoked on page? Five authors of character-driven romantic fantasy share their best tips, gleaned over years of work, for crafting a romantic subplot to captivate the most hard-hearted reader.


Stella Dorthwany
W.R. Gingell
Intisar Khanani
A.G. Marshall


Suzannah Rowntree

Friday, April 8, 2022 at 12:30:00 a.m. UTC

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