S21E5 – Romantic Subplots: Are They Necessary?

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By Ley Esses, Leigh Hull, and AspenHouse Publishing. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

It can seem sometimes that every story has some kind of love interest, even if the story isn’t a romance. After all, it’s a great way to build connections between the characters and the readers. However, some authors argue that romance isn’t necessary unless you intend to write a romance novel.

Leigh and Ley debate the virtues and pitfalls of including a romantic subplot in other kinds of stories, from the connection it builds to only being there for extra drama.

First aired April 15, 2021.

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