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27 Comments on Seekerville: The Journey Continues: Writing a Love Triangle

  • Ruth Logan Herne
    on December 03, 2019 | 04:38 Ruth Logan Hernesaid :
    "Rose, I love seeing you dipping your toes into the cozy mystery genre. It's so much fun to write! I love it!!!!!

    And Cobblered to Death sounds like a hoot.... I can't wait to read it. Welcome back under a NEW NAME!!!!! With the same amazing storytelling abilities! Go get 'em, Tiger! "
  • Glynis
    on December 03, 2019 | 08:14 Glynissaid :
    "So good to see you here, Rose! I haven't read a cozy mystery for awhile, but I'm convinced that yours has to be the next one i pick up :) As far as love triangles go, I certainly don't have any tips, but a triangle is always good for upping the conflict! Great post!"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:19 Rosesaid :
    "Thank you! And thanks to all the Seekerville members for inviting me back!"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:20 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Glynis!

    Yes, a love triangle does up conflict in a story...which is always a good thing to keep readers interested. "
  • Mary Connealy
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:30 Mary Connealysaid :
    "Rose! It was fun to see you at your booksigning on Sunday! I wish we'd gotten a picture. But you were BUSY!!!
    And that's a good thing.
    Cobblered to Death is such a great read! How exciting to try something new and fresh!"
  • Lori Smanski
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:33 Lori Smanskisaid :
    "Welcome today.
    This looks like a wonderful list to keep on hand when writing.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:33 Rosesaid :
    "Thanks, Mary! AND Thank you for coming to the signing and buying books! We will have to plan a lunch so we can visit. "
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 09:53 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Lori,

    Thanks for stopping by today. Good luck in the drawing."
  • Tanya A.
    on December 03, 2019 | 11:57 Tanya A.said :
    "I love cozy mysteries! I grew up reading Trixie Belden books and I started reading Agatha Christie mysteries in high school. I've read a lot of cozies with love triangles. I prefer the character making a decision rather early in the series (a la Rita Mae Brown's Mrs. Murphy's Harry who chose Fair over Blair pretty early on, which I thought was the right choice) rather than drawing it out. I think some fans of cozies are wary of a newcomer winning over the heroine rather than one of the two in the triangle. So yes, one time I was disappointed in the choice because the choice seemed to come out of nowhere. Overall, I love cozy mysteries. Yours sounds like a great one because of a sense of community/setting and justice which are two reasons I read cozies. And my twins love a certain baking show and so your book really sounds like one I'll be reading soon. "
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 12:01 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Tanya,

    I SO agree on making the love triangle choice early on....there is a quite popular cozy series that has kept the love triangle going for lots and lots and lots of books, but I like to see them choose one. There can always be conflicts in the relationship, right? Thanks for stopping by!"
  • Sandy Smith
    on December 03, 2019 | 12:35 Sandy Smithsaid :
    "Rose, I wonder if you are referring to the same series I was thinking about that goes on and on without ever resolving. I really don't like when it drags out."
  • Sandy Smith
    on December 03, 2019 | 12:38 Sandy Smithsaid :
    "Great to see you here, Rose. No need to put me in the drawing. I already have the book and stayed up too late last night finishing it. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one. The love triangle you set up worked really well. However, I definitely know who I hope she picks! I just wrote a review on Amazon. "
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 12:56 Rosesaid :
    "I am so glad you liked the book! Although, sorry about the sleep deprivation! I've been there with a book I just couldn't put down! Thank you for the review. "
  • Missy Tippens
    on December 03, 2019 | 13:27 Missy Tippenssaid :
    "So glad to see you here today, Rose! A fun post. I wrote a kinda-sorta love triangle in my Christmas novella, His Perfect Christmas. I had fun with it, and ended up wanting to redeem the somewhat jerky guy who lost out in the next novella. That was fun, too! :)

    I wish I'd had your list when I wrote my story! :)"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 14:32 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Missy,

    That is always fun to redeem a character in another book!

    "
  • Anonymous
    on December 03, 2019 | 16:26 Anonymoussaid :
    "Hi Rose - thanks for sharing. I think your list is excellent. I don't think I'd enjoy a novel very much, no matter which genre, if people were fighting over each other and hoping to come out the winner when it came to love. Too much drama and just not my cup of tea. (Don't enter me in the draw since I'm north of the border). Lee-Ann"
  • Trixi
    on December 03, 2019 | 16:48 Trixi said :
    "Ok, I'll be honest and say love triangles are NOT my most favorite troupe in fiction & generally avoid them. I just hate to see one person "lose" at love. Unless the author features that character in the next book and they get their happily-ever-after, then I can forgive the writer, lol! ;-)

    Since I don't read too many of these type of stories, I have been disappointed a time or two in who the hero or heroine chooses at the end. Just like in real life, if you're rooting for one person over the other, you kind of feel let down when they aren't chosen.

    On the flip side, I have read really well written love triangles. I guess it just depends on how much and what kind of conflict the author includes in the book. "
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 17:26 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Trixi,

    I have had two reviewers and a reader tell me they have already chosen the love interest they want the main character, Courtney, to choose! One even told me she is on Team Eric. Which is fun for me as an author. The love triangle in my mystery is a small, small subplot."
  • Joy
    on December 03, 2019 | 18:31 Joysaid :
    "I'm don't read very many cozy mystery books, but your book sounds really interesting!"
  • Paula Shreckhise
    on December 03, 2019 | 18:40 Paula Shreckhisesaid :
    "Sounds like a fresh twist on a cozy! Thanks for the chance. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet "
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 19:52 Rosesaid :
    "Thank you! Good luck in the entry!"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 19:52 Rosesaid :
    "You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by today!"
  • Rose
    on December 03, 2019 | 19:53 Rosesaid :
    "Hi Lee-Ann! Thanks for stopping by today. "
  • Cate Nolan
    on December 04, 2019 | 06:13 Cate Nolansaid :
    "I love that you're writing cozies, Rose. Next to romance, they're my favorite genre to read. Thanks for visiting at Seekerville today."
  • Rose
    on December 04, 2019 | 07:43 Rosesaid :
    "Thanks for having me!"
  • Anne L. Rightler
    on December 04, 2019 | 21:03 Anne L. Rightlersaid :
    "I enjoy love the tension of love triangles. Enjoyed reading your so and din’t Lists. "
  • Dianna
    on December 07, 2019 | 22:59 Diannasaid :
    "I don't mind love triangles, but I really don't like to read about insta-love."
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