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Chris Cannon | Words of Wisdom from Fictional Characters


If you have people in your life who aren't huge fiction readers (why are you doing this to yourself), then you may find them rolling their eyes when you share some insight into life that you gleaned from a book. However, throughout my reading life, I've found myself taking away profound words of wisdom from some of my favorite characters. Today I wanted to share some words of wisdom from THE DATING DEBATE because, sometimes, fictional characters reveal real truths.

  • Valentine's Day was probably a marketing ploy thought up by florists, so they could sell overpriced flowers to desperate guys who were hoping to get laid.
  • All meals should end in chocolate.
  • You should buy a healthy mix of paperbacks and ebooks, just in case there is an EMP blast that knocks out all digital content. If you have no paperbacks you'd have nothing to read and that would be a true apocalypse scenario.
  • In real life, if you're unhappy, you need to work to change yourself. Having someone who cares about you helps, but it's not a magic anti-jerk pill.
  • Life lesson is code for things that suck.
  • Dogs/pets unravel the stress in your soul. They're like furry four-footed therapy.
  • You can never have too many sparkly gel pens.
  • Never underestimate the power of a reader.
  • Strive to be more like your dog. Be happier in the moment.

Have any advice you learned from fictional characters? Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed paperback of THE DATING DEBATE.


Dating Dilemmas

Dating Debate

Nina Barnes thinks Valentine’s Day should be optional. That way single people like her wouldn’t be subjected to kissy Cupids all over the place. That is, until her mom moves them next door to the brooding hottie of Greenbrier High, West Smith. He’s funny, looks amazing in a black leather jacket, and he’s fluent in Harry Potter, but she’s not sure he’s boyfriend material.

West isn’t sure what to make of Nina. She’s cute and loves to read as much as he does, but she seems to need to debate everything and she has a pathological insistence on telling the truth. And West doesn’t exactly know how to handle that, since his entire life is a carefully constructed secret. Dating the girl next door could be a ton of fun, but only if Nina never finds out the truth about his home life. It’s one secret that could bring them together or rip them apart.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book is not for anyone who has to get in the last word, but it is for all book nerds, especially those who live next door to so called unapproachable gorgeous guys. There’s no debating the chemistry.

Young Adult [Entangled Teen, On Sale: February 5, 2018, e-Book, ISBN: 9781640634701 / eISBN: 9781640634701]

When a secret crush becomes a reality.

About Chris Cannon

Chris Cannon

Chris Cannon is the award-winning author of the Going Down In Flames series and the Boyfriend Chronicles. She lives in Southern Illinois with her husband and several furry beasts.

She believes coffee is the Elixir of Life. Most evenings after work, you can find her sucking down caffeine and writing fire-breathing paranormal adventures or romantic comedies.

Going Down in Flames | Dating Dilemmas


What is your favorite bit of dating advice and where did you get it? Tell us below and you might win a copy of THE DATING DEBATE.




9 comments posted.

Re: Chris Cannon | Words of Wisdom from Fictional Characters

This is a great list! Especially keeping paperback books!
(Kathleen Bylsma 4:33pm February 10)

But if you have big ideas you have to use big words to express
them. Love your list. Thanks.
(Sharon Berger 6:58pm February 10)

don't talk about ex's from my bff
(Emily Stemp 7:28pm February 10)

Canadian can read too. why only usa
(Emily Stemp 3:07pm February 11)

Don't disclose more info than necessary from my mom
(Racquelle Robinson 3:10pm February 11)

Be yourself, advice from my Mom.
(Julie McDonough 8:09pm February 11)

This was such a fun read. Five star for me. Both
characters were very interesting and each had their own
problems with family life. I felt so bad for West. It is
a must read.
(Tammy VanScoy 10:09am February 12)

No matter how spastic and stressful your personal life is a
black coach bucket/ hobo bag is an essential, constant, and
reliable partner.
(Catherine Wolverton 4:53pm February 12)

Looks aren’t the most important thing to look for in a partner. Looks fade,
they change but who a person is generally does not. Learned the hard way
(Shelly Garnett 11:35pm February 12)

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