2. Give Your Characters a Goal.
Every character in your stories needs a goal. Readers like characters who know what they want, and go after it. Staying with our plump heroine, her goal could be to get hired by a PR firm, or to get into medical school if she’s in college. Or just to move away from her horrid family.
You’ll need more than one character. In our little romance, our heroine (we’ll call her Jamie) meets her perfect match, Tom. She’s either dazed by him, or she hates him. Let’s say he runs the PR company for which she wants to work.