Falling into Love

By Mary Jo

In honor of Valentine’s Week (the holiday isn’t over until the chocolate is all gone!) I thought I’d muse about some of the ways people fall in love in our stories  There are whole thoughtful, analytical books and articles written about romance tropes, but this is not one of them.  <G>

Romance can be as simple as seeing someone and thinking, Wow, my hormones have gone on high alert!  Can I introduce my hormones to your hormones?  Real life is often like this.  You meet an interesting person in a class or at church or on the jogging trail and start talking, and you continue talking for the next sixty years.  Romances often start when people meet and there’s a ZING!, but there needs to be more than that to make a good story. In particular, conflict is needed.

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