Hello and welcome to our blog tour post for
ALL LACED UP by Erin Fletcher!
We have a Guest Post for you today about how to write a swoony main character! At the bottom of the post you can win a copy of the book and an Amazon gift card, so make sure you keep scrolling to enter! But first let’s learn more about the book!
Published by Entangled: Crush on October 10th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Everyone loves hockey superstar Pierce Miller. Everyone except Lia Bailey.
When the two are forced to teach a skating class to save the rink, Lia’s not sure she’ll survive the pressure of Nationals and Pierce’s ego. Not only can’t he remember her name, he signed her bottle of water like she was one of his groupies. Ugh.
But if there’s one thing Lia knows better than figure skating, it’s hockey. Hoping to take his ego down a notch—or seven—she logs into his team website under an anonymous name to give him pointers on his less-than-stellar playing.
Turns out, Pierce isn’t arrogant at all. And they have a lot in common. Too bad he’s falling for the anonymous girl online. No matter how much fun they’re starting to have in real life, she’s afraid he’s going to choose fake-Lia over the real one…
Disclaimer: This book contains a swoony hockey player (and his equally swoony friends!), one-too-many social media accounts, kisses that’ll melt ice, and a secret identity that might not be so secret after all…
How to Write a Swoony Main Character
Many readers of my latest book, All Laced Up, have described the main character, Pierce Miller, as swoony. I think both the female MC, Lia Bailey, and Pierce himself would have to agree! So what goes into writing a swoony character? Here are a few things he must have:
Looks. Let’s be honest. He has to be completely gorgeous. For Pierce, that means tall, with brown hair that curls a little when it gets too long, and a killer smile. He doesn’t look bad in a hockey jersey, either!
Personality. Even more important than the looks, he has to have a dynamite personality. Sweet, funny, charming, caring, or better yet, all of the above! Pierce does things like volunteering his time to help save his hometown ice arena. How sweet is that?
Confidence. This is key. He has to be confident in himself and confident that he can get the girl. Pierce is not only one of the leading draft picks for the NHL, but also a web celeb. Confidence? He’s got it in spades.
Faults. This may seem counterintuitive, but he also has to have faults! Guys who seem too perfect also don’t seem real. He has to have something to make him human. Something to overcome. When it comes to Pierce, one of his faults is that his confidence borders on arrogance.
Redeeming quality. Lastly, he has to have a redeeming quality. Something to make the female MC and the reader look past those faults until he’s able to work through them on his own. Pierce’s redeeming quality is definitely his relationship with his younger brother. Carson has Sensory Processing Disorder and can be a handful, but Pierce goes out of his way to take the best possible care of Carson. All together now: SWOON!
Thank you so much to Books Are My Fandom for having me! Happy swooning!