Not to long ago I was watching a show about physic mediums. She had said when the spirits talk to her they all do it at once and want a turn to speak. The funny thing was is that is how I feel when I'm writing. Every time I start writing a dialogue they all have a comment or opinion to insert.
Hooks are key for any story worth telling. A strong griping hook is usually how my story ideas come to me. A heated jealous man question the woman he loves or two lovers running for their lives. I also try to end each chapter with a hook as well. My short story weekly chapter readers I believe are not happy with this. I get comments and emails often about it. I am in love with the fact others out there love my stories and characters as much as I do.
The all important plot of the story. I never have any clue where my plots are going. I do try my best to make sure all conflicts are resolved by the end of the story. The characters are happy or dead most of the time. On occasion I have left a lose end or two hinting of a second story developing with a secondary character. Example is one of my short stories, "One Night of Passion" Jagger a secondary character was mentioned to have gone missing and readers are asking what happened to him. My reply is always that's another story in it's self.
Writing about sex was easy for me. Some people are uncomfortable with it. I say if you feel too naughty writing it than don't. It will reflect in your writing. Most of my sex scenes always happen to move the story forward.
I am a very sarcastic woman naturally and I see this all over my writing. Humor helps us connect with others. Odd corks a character might have that a reader might have. A weird family member or neighbor. A nosy mother or mother-in-law. A boisterous Grandmother. This is my future goal by the way. I hit age 65 and I'm going to be more me than even I can handle.
If you allow yourself to be free in your writing you would be amazed at what comes out. Try it!
I just proof read this and I do sound crazy ha-ha. It is what it is though. Why fight what you've been given. Just roll with it.
Please feel free to add to anything you feel goes into a romance novel or share your story with us.