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I have been arguing with a friend for the past few days about romance, chemistry, and relationships in writing. In the course of our conversations, I said something that made me think about something that has been obvious to me for a long time.

A relationship is its own character.

I’ve been reading a hell of a lot of books recently: anything written by Josh Lanyon (but especially his Adrien English series), just finished “Matched” by Ally Condie, I’m halfway through “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld, and I recently read “Discord’s Apple” by Carrie Vaughn. A quick plug: Josh Lanyon is m/m (male/male) or LGBT. His books are PHENOMENAL, his character building and world building are AMAZING. Not to mention his storytelling is out of this world. Check out anything by him to see all of the following points illustrated masterfully.

Now, I’m going to address three key points by using the other three books as examples that I found while reading. SPOILER ALERT. I will be half-reviewing, half-discussing these books so don’t read further if you don’t want to know what happens in the books. You have been warned!

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Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! I had no idea that was today but when I found out, I was very excited. Every time there is a new year, a new month, a new anything, I feel refreshed and revitalized. The start of anything is always good – the new energy, the new enthusiasm and passion! Makes me feel inspired to get things done and come back, even to old projects, with different outlook.

Today I’ve decided to be ruthlessly productive. No slowing down, time to get things done NOW and not worry about them anymore. As of right now, I am about to finish some social media planning for my internship, then I’m moving on to finishing up some more letters, and finally I will have a phone call with another client.

Actually, I think I should have lunch first. All this work sounds like it needs some fuel.

What I’m Reading:

1) The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (half way through; paperback)

2) Traitor’s Moon by Lynn Flewelling (Kindle eBook)

3) Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (first chapter; Kindle eBook)

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