Tuesday Nov 07, 2023

Episode 24: Pulling off a Grand Gesture

Grand gestures are significant in romance as they heighten emotions and often bring about resolution or clarity in relationships. They're powerful tools in a writer's arsenal to amplify the romantic stakes. If you're plotting scenes, integrating such moments can evoke strong reactions from readers.


  1. Declaration: The gesture could be a simple declaration of love, especially if the hero isn't good at showing feelings. The ILU should come from a genuine place of love and commitment, rather than being motivated by external factors or social pressure.
  2. Public: The grand gesture is often a public act, meant to declare the hero or heroine's love to the world and show their commitment to their partner.
  3. Rescue: If one lover is in peril, then the other needs to rescue them at great danger to their own person.
  4. Personalization: The grand gesture should be tailored to the specific needs and desires of the hero or heroine, and reflect their unique relationship dynamic.
  5. Sacrifice: Similar to a rescue where the hero's life is in danger due to the action, they could willingly offer themselves in exchange for the heroine.

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