As I work through tightening up the characters in my WiP, I have stumbled on an unexpected twist. My two main characters (Trevor and Mara) are a romantic couple waiting to happen. And I'm not really sure how to get them there.
See, when I first created Trevor I did not envision him falling for Mara. I guess I was so focused on telling his part in the story that I didn't think about the dynamics between the two of them. As I further solidify them both however, it just makes perfect sense.
Now comes the difficult part. While I consider myself a fairly sensitive guy, I'm not sure I know how to write a good romantic scene (let alone build a relationship between these two). Trevor isn't necessarily charismatic, and he doesn't have that <em>natural</em> ability that some guys have to just draw a woman in. In fact, he's more along the lines of being socially inept which doesn't leave me a ton of ideas.
If anyone out there has some ideas, I'd really appreciate it. I'm going to continue working on other parts of the story, but at some point I'll need to address this.
So how do you write the building of a relationship between two characters?