PhoebeFrog Posted February 15 Share Posted February 15 How on earth do you write romance fanfiction??? I'm trying to write a Doctor Who romance story on ao3 (Third Doctor/The Brigadier, yes classic Who is good), and I thought, how hard could it be? Very. I just keep describing the characters history, and like sorta all that stuff. But I've never been good at dialogue and how the hell do I convey attraction through a character observing another character's appearance. Like yes I know the Third Doctor is like a silver fox and a smooth talker and whatever etc, but how do I make it not sound sooo cheesy?? For example, this is some of what I've got 'It started with small looks, at first only of gratitade and respect, but then slowly developing into affection and trust', 'His mid-length grey curls and velvet coats made him seem like an action hero, especially with all the running and saving the world he did. It made the Brigadier both in of his achivements, and also his dashing and loyal attitude' Yes I know I already can't write stories/fanfiction to save my life, but omg romance is definatley not a strong point. Any sort of advice would be cool, I think I'm gonna try again in the morning. BTW for context, these characters are not together in canon, but are work colleueges/defenders of earth from aliens. Also its the 1970s. Probably not the best place to ask for advice, but at least some people may be able to relate to my struggles!! PS does this count as off topic? Couldn't really find an active area to post this, plus just I need general advice on how to write any part of fanfiction lol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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