Melt Your Heart Type Moments – 4 Tips To Melting Your Reader’s Heart

There are some moments that melt our hearts. Like the time when my four year old looked up at me and said, “Mommy, you’re the biggest Mommy in the whole world.”

To a four year old, bigger is better. I’d just gotten the best compliment of my life and he gave me hug to seal the deal. Take about melting your heart. My little guy had just done that very thing.

Our readers love the melt your heart moments, too. If we create those moments in our books, we make our readers want to read our novels again and again.

4 Tips To Melting Your Reader’s Heart:

1.  Have one character make a grand expression of their emotions with no response from the other for an extended period of time. Then Have the other party reciprocate with few but tender words. The quiet of the other individual is extremely important to building the tension and then we just want her to say something, anything. Here is an example:

2. Have the character do something they normally wouldn’t do to show their love. An act of craziness of sorts. Here is an example:

3.  Have the character struggle to express themselves. Don’t let the other character make it easy on them. Make a fool of themselves for love.

4. Have the character make a grand gesture of sacrifice to show their ultimate love for the other one.

What are your favorite romantic movie moments of all time?




About Michelle Lim

Author Michelle Lim is the Brainstorming/Huddle Coach with My Book Therapy Press and the Midwest Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers. Michelle’s romantic suspense is represented by Karen Solem of Spencillhill Associates and has gained contest recognition in the Frasier, the Genesis, and the Phoenix Rattler, winning the Genesis in 2015 for her genre. Michelle writes devotionals for The Christian Pulse Online Magazine and Putting On The New. Since her nonfiction book release, Idea Sparking: How To Brainstorm Conflict In Your Novel, through public speaking and online chats Michelle helps writers discover the revolutionary power of brainstorming to bring new life to their stories.

One thought on “Melt Your Heart Type Moments – 4 Tips To Melting Your Reader’s Heart

  1. One of my favorite is when Tom Hanks reaches for Meg Ryan’s hand in Sleepless in Seattle. AND in another of their movies..when Barkely barks at the end and Meg discovers Tom was her email buddy. She says something like, “I was hoping it was you.”
    What a fun post today.

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