Margaret talks about writing from the heart
As this blog is called Heroines With Hearts I thought I’d dwell on the word Heart. What do we actually mean by it?
I was always told to write from the heart. To believe entirely in what I was writing. So that is what I do. I live the life of each of my heroines. I am that person. It’s not an easy ride, not for me, the author, or for my heroines until they actually settle down into their Happy Ever After. But what fun it is. Naturally nothing runs smoothly, there would be no story to tell if it did.
For instance, in the book I’m currently writing my heroine has been forced to marry a man she does not love, simply to make this man’s father happy. Because she tricked her way into the hero’s life (she’s a newspaper reporter and wanted to do a story on him) his payback is to fulfil his ageing father’s dream of his only son getting wed. The problem is - they live in the south of England, his father in the Caribbean. This was something she certainly hadn’t counted on. Of course things happen when they get there – but that’s not something I’m giving away at the moment. I will tell you, though, that his father falls ill and needs treatment in England, so my poor heroine has no escape even then.
I know the story will have a happy ending but how they get to it even I don’t know yet.