I don't know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Logan stopped and gazed skyward as the kite began to soar above them, and when he clapped his hands at Ben's obvious joy, she was strucked by the simple truth that sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.
Always stick to the story. It was when you started backtracking that people got in trouble. Interrogation 101.
People didn't change. They liked what they liked even if they didn't understand why.
All characters come from people I know, but after the initial inspiration, I tend to modify the characters so they fit with the story.
I suppose more than anything, it's the way of life in this part of the country that influences my writing. In Eastern North Carolina, with the exception of Wilmington, most people live in small towns.
What's the challenge in writing a novel that few people will read? I'm more than happy writing what I do and have no plans to change that.