Happy Valentine’s Day! or: Ten Lies to Twist a Love Story

With the arrival of Valentine’s Day, it seems only appropriate to turn to the topic of love in fiction—where love always, always, always faces some sort of obstacle.


Just like love in the real world, I suppose.

And just like in the real world, a lie can send a relationship into a rapid downward spiral.

Communication and honesty are critical to our characters’ ability to find their way toward some sort of resolution, hopefully of the happily-ever-after variety for characters, readers, and writers alike—but along the way, a lie or three can create the plot twists and turns that bring a story to life. So read on, and please add your own literary lies in the comments!

Ten Lies Characters Tell

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