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Want to Write a Compelling RomCom? 8 Steps of Romance Progression From While You Were Sleeping

Updated: Apr 18, 2023

In today's episode, we're going to talk about the 8 (there are actually 12, lol) steps of romance progression needed to create a romance that audiences will automatically connect with and ship. I'll use the holiday rom com, While You Were Sleeping, to illustrate.

Whether you write genre romance, or some other genre but just add romance to your story, whether it's very heavy romance, a subplot romance, or just one very component of the story, and whether it's clean and sweet romance or erotic, this progression template will work for you and help deepen your readers' investment in your fictional relationship.

Which we all want when we create love interests, right?

Give today's episode a listen and then go watch your favorite holiday film and see if you can identify these steps in the romantic element!

Merry Christmas, Everyone!


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