I’m dissecting the article Hunting Down the Pleonasm, by Allen Guthrie, using it as a cattle prod to search for little nasties in my manuscript. Yep, you can join in the fun, too. Let’s take a looksee at topic #19
19: Don’t allow characters who are sexually attracted to one another the opportunity to get into bed. Unless at least one of them has a jealous partner.
I’m staring at this, and trying to think about novels that were good, where there was a little bedroom time, but no jealous lover.
I have to admit… there are a lot… and they are fine. A sexual triangle just is not the main conflict of the story.
Sometimes the strong relationship between two characters makes the overall conflict (not necessarily a jealous partner) a deeper conflict, because the characters really care about each other.
Maybe Allen Guthrie has never read a romance novel? Maybe he just doesn’t like to read bedroom scenes?
What’s your take on this?
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