Writing Tips: How to Tell if Your Story Romance is Problematic

Today, we discuss some accepted but very creepy written romance tropes you should avoid. NOTE:  Though nothing is graphic, we do discusses emotional and physical abuse, mental illness, and sexual harassment and assault.  Please be careful and take care of yourselves.

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Story Time: “The Better Part of Valor”

While traveling the world, Courage found a house.  It was decently large and all stone, with two huge wooden doors carefully worked with iron.  There were no windows and no other doors (Courage checked), just the big ones.  Just as strange and exciting was the fact that it was all by itself in the middle of a forest.  With such unique mystery, Courage couldn’t help but want to explore.