Actually, I find it great fun to develop family series with lots of characters.
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Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.
I don't base any character on a real person, and really don't do composites either. I make them up.
I've gotten to know a number of readers from being online, and really treasure the time I've spent with them.
My own sense of family, where I came from and what I made for myself is an important part of my life.
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