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What’s your opinion on love triangle plots?
Love triangles…hmmm…there aren’t any that stand out to me from the books I’ve read recently. Now, tv shows and movies are another thing. I remember many from tv, and I have to say, I have a love/hate relationship with them. The one from Reign – the tv show about Mary Queen of Scotts that was on from 2013 to 2017 – is one that I still haven’t gotten over. I’m not talking about the Frances – Bash – Mary triangle – though ((swoon))
I’m referring to the one that came later – the Mary – Lola – Frances triangle. It absolutely broke my heart—so much lasting pain. My heart is breaking all over again just thinking about it.
So, in terms of plot, I think love triangles can be a very powerful tool by creating lots of tension and suspense and eliciting strong emotional responses. And we all know how fast that makes the pages fly. As with all plot devices, though – it only works if it is well-written!