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I’m writing a romance between a heroine and a villain. I already have the story in my mind but I would apreciate if you give me some ideas/tips…

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Hi :smile_cat: I recommend writing everything that will happen down! (if you havent) When I first started writing I wrote about each of the characters.

  • Note down why the villain became a villain? Why are they doing what they’re doing? Maybe the heroine has a backstory as to why they help people? And how will these two meet and form a relationship? It’s good to establish these early on so when you’re writing you’re not lost. Also take a bit of time with side characters so they aren’t boring or plain

  • If you find yourself not finding the backgrounds you need for your scenes, I recommend looking at this thread and filtering key words with CRTL+F to find what you’re looking for, FlowerGriefer has really helped me with scenes and overlays :hibiscus:

If you’re looking for certain tips I’d be glad to help :sun_behind_small_cloud:

If you ever need to bounce off ideas feel free to DM me :smile_cat: your story sounds very interesting : D

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Create characters with different emotions and personalities. The heroine may be attracted to the villain’s interesting and mysterious side, while the villain might have some good qualities too.

Make their relationship exciting by showing the disagreements and tension between them. They may have different goals or backgrounds that cause problems and make the romance more interesting.

Show how the villain can become a better person because of the heroine’s influence. This can make their relationship more meaningful and show personal growth.

Find things that they have in common or situations that bring them together. It could be something they both experienced in the past or a goal they both want to achieve. These shared experiences create a connection between them.

Introduce obstacles that test their relationship. It could be disapproval from others or difficulties the villain faces. Overcoming these challenges can make their bond stronger.

Explore the heroine’s inner struggle as she falls in love with someone who is considered a bad person. This conflict of emotions adds depth to the story and makes it more interesting.

Show how the characters learn from each other and change their beliefs and values. This growth can make their romance more meaningful.

Use the ups and downs of love, hate, attraction, and conflict to create an exciting emotional journey for the characters and the readers.

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Tysm!

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Tyy!

Good evening @Jelx_02

The best recommendation is to have an outline in your Story to follow along their journey.

Between a heroine and a villain, you can add a backstory or flashback in their life. What drew the heroine and villain into the position that a heroine and a villain face in their life? Maybe something tragic did happen, and they became enemies to lovers.

The best way to build up your Romance is to have a struggle between your character and how they will achieve their goals. You needed to focus on their motivation.

Make sure your Story includes another person by the character’s side. Give readers a storyline for readers to understand and show the character’s backstory and who they are.

Creating a hero that readers will root for is an important aspect of storytelling. Here are some tips to help you achieve that:

  1. Make your hero relatable: Readers are more likely to root for a hero they can relate to. Give your hero flaws and vulnerabilities that make them human and relatable.

  2. Give your hero a clear goal: Your hero should have a clear goal that they are working towards throughout the story. This goal should be something that readers can understand and empathize.

  3. Create an antagonist that is worthy of your hero: Your hero needs an antagonist that is strong enough to challenge them. This will make the story more interesting and give readers a reason to root for your hero.

  4. Show your hero’s growth: Your hero should grow and change throughout the story. This growth should be a result of the challenges they face and the obstacles they overcome.

  5. Make your hero’s journey emotional: Readers are more likely to root for a hero if they feel emotionally invested in their journey. Make sure your story has emotional depth and resonates with readers on a personal level.

Make your reader root for your main character (s). Make your character stretch out their arm toward their goal, as far as they can to reach, until their fingertips barely brush it. Make your character want something so much that your reader wants it, too.

Here is an appearance personality chart to help build up your character throughout the story. @Jelx_02

About Character
Appearance
First Name:
Last Name:
Gender:
Height:
Body type/ Build:
Skin tone:
Hair (style & color):
Eyes:
Facial description:
Prominent features or distinguishing marks:
Style of dress:
Mannerisms or gestures:

Speech
Tone of voice
Loud, quiet, harsh, etc.
Language or accent:
Favorite phrases:

Behavior
Personality:
Existing twin character:
Additional traits:
Habits:
Ambition:
Pet peeves:
Greatest fear:
Weakness:
Biggest secret:
How does this character have a good relationship with other characters?

Background
Birthplace/ grew up:
Nationality/ ethnicity:
Birthdate:
Blood type:
Important past events:
Family:
Current home:
Finances:
Occupation:
Education:
Health:
Allergy:
Religion:
Spiritual identity:
Real job:
Age:
Zodiac signs:

Interests
Hobbies:
Music:
Food & drinks:

Backstory
Important:
Details:

The appearance of personality chart helps build up your story of who the character is. Appearance personality will help Build a Strong personality in your character’s life. You have to add personality and appearance that matters to your character. @Jelx_02

By following these tips, you can create a compelling hero that your readers will root for throughout the story.

Link

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The Link I sent you is a conflict to help with your Story Planning. There are 120 conflicts and examples to help you along your way. @Jelx_02

Link

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To creates a compelling villain, you can follow these tips:

  1. Give your villain a backstory: Your villain should have a backstory that explains why they are the way they are. This will make them more relatable and interesting to read about your Story.

  2. Make your villain human: Your villain should have human qualities and flaws that make them more realistic and believable. This will also make them more relatable to your readers.

  3. Give your villain a motivation: Your villain should have a clear motivation for their actions. This will make them more understandable to your readers and give them a reason to root for your hero.

  4. Create conflict between your hero and villain: Your hero and villain should have opposing goals that create conflict throughout the story. This will make the story more engaging and interesting for your readers.

  5. Make your villain formidable: Your villain should be a worthy adversary for your hero. This will make the conflict more interesting and engaging for your readers, and it will also make them root for your hero even more.

By following these tips, you can create a compelling villain that will keep your readers engaged throughout the story.

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These are the links to the journey for your Story. This link will help with your heroine and Valian. The template you could use for your Story and added templates story, and it would work. Since one of the templates is a Romance and the other one is a journey template. @Jelx_02

There are many books and movies that feature a romance between a heroine and a villain. In fact, there is a whole genre of romance novels called villain romance that explores this theme.

Some examples of books that feature this type of romance include:

  1. The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: This book follows the story of Jude, a mortal girl who is kidnapped by the faerie prince Cardan. Despite their initial animosity towards each other, Jude and Cardan develop feelings for each other over time.

  2. The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller: This book tells the story of Alessandra, a cunning young woman who sets out to seduce and marry the Shadow King in order to become queen. However, she soon realizes that she has genuine feelings for him.

  3. The Darkling Bride by Laura Andersen: This book is a retelling of the classic gothic novel “Rebecca” by Daphne du Maurier. It features a heroine named Sybil who falls in love with the mysterious and brooding Lord Darkling.

To create a compelling heroine, you can follow these tips:

  1. Give your heroine a backstory: Your heroine should have a backstory that explains who she is and why she is the way she is. This will make her more relatable and interesting to read about your Story.

  2. Make your heroine human: Your heroine should have human qualities and flaws that make her more realistic and believable. This will also make her more relatable to your readers.

  3. Give your heroine a motivation: Your heroine should have a clear motivation for her actions. This will make her more understandable to your readers and give them a reason to root for her.

  4. Create conflict for your heroine: Your heroine should face obstacles and challenges that create conflict throughout the story. This will make the story more engaging and interesting for your readers.

  5. Make your heroine strong: Your heroine should be strong in her own way, whether it’s physically, emotionally, or mentally. This will make her a compelling character that readers will want to root.

By following these tips, you can create a compelling heroine that will keep your readers engaged throughout the story.

Balancing your heroine’s backstory with the story can be tricky, but here are some tips to help you:

  1. Introduce the backstory gradually: Don’t dump all of your heroine’s backstory on the reader at once. Instead, introduce it gradually throughout the story.

  2. Use backstory to create conflict: Use your heroine’s backstory to create conflict in the story. This will make it more interesting and engaging for your readers.

  3. Make sure the backstory is relevant: Make sure that your heroine’s backstory is relevant to the story you’re telling. If it’s not, it will feel like unnecessary information.

  4. Weave the backstory into the story: Weave your heroine’s backstory into the story so that it feels like a natural part of the narrative. This will make it more interesting and engaging for your readers.

  5. Use setting to help bring the character to life: Use setting to help bring your character to life. This could be broad, like a region or city, or specific, such as a house or a room.

By following these tips, you can balance your heroine’s backstory with the story and create a compelling narrative that will keep your readers engaged.

Balancing the villain backstory with the story can be a tricky task. Here are some tips that might help you:

  1. Integrate the backstory into the story: You can reveal the villain’s backstory through dialogue or flashbacks. Make sure that the backstory is relevant to the story and does not slow down the pace of the plot.

  2. Create a deep and three-dimensional villain: A memorable backstory allows readers to identify and even sympathize with the villain. Try to think of something terrible that could happen to your villain that’s in line with the character traits you wrote down.

  3. Define your villain by their key character traits: List the villain’s five key character traits. You can get a better sense of the villain by defining them by their key character traits.

  4. Research what other authors in your genre are doing with their villains’ backstories: Check your research about what other authors in your genre are doing with their villains’ backstories.

I hope these tips help you balance your Story. @Jelx_02

I agree with @VioletDragon @louisewrites

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Wow tysm!

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you’re welcome, :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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