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Cousin relationship in crime fiction book

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I’m writing my first book. A cyber noir crime fiction. My protagonist is your typical P.I. 28 tech svavy. Set in Boston in the year 2126. His main love interest is his first cousin once remove. She’s a 23 year old who ran from her controlling parents to become an artist, and meets our protagonist.

How can I write this or word in a way that feels normal to read. Family will read this and don’t need the old world gears in their heads spinning with disgusting views of me or trying to find out which of my cousins I “may” be writing about.

Thoughts, suggestions, and all thing between are welcome. 

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OpenedHeart,

I'm not sure what you are looking for on this site.  For a novel with a cousin relationship which I find well written, I suggest NERVE by shriveled appendage Francis.  If you are looking for editing assistance, I will be happy to assist as will others of our group.  

Are you dealing with an actual cousin relationship?  We have lots of advice on that!!  LOL

Good luck with your writing.  HUGS

Nat

 

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Hey Nattana,

 

So basically the coming chapter in novel in introducing the main love interest to main character. She is his first once-removed cousin. 

I’m trying to see if there is a better way to write her in to the story without directly showing my own situation with my cousin. Mostly so that family won’t read and automatically figure out that my cousin & I are romantically interested. 

There’s nothing to link the story character to the real world. No name or description  or anything. I really just don’t want ruin a good forming story with a bad idea. 

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I see the computer "cleaned up" the author's name.  It is D i c k Francis.  He was a fascinating person:  started out as a jockey in the UK - rode for the Queen Mother and, after he retired from that, turned to writing.  He was an excellent writer and very successful at that also.

You have an interesting project and one that could generate a LOT of interest here  LOL

Do please keep us posted on how you are doing!  HUGS

Nat

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