If you’re writing a romance novel, don’t look for ideas in other romance novels. Look to thrillers, chaos theory, or the building of the Flavian amphitheater. If you’re struggling for inspiration, try looking in the unlikeliest places.

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There’s something about a great villain that can engage an audience, energize a book, and provide a satisfying source of conflict.

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For laughs, scares, tears, and thrills, nothing brings out emotions and draws in your readers like the little details.

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