Wednesday, May 04, 2011

WQ-16. Romantic Relationships.


30 Days Of Writing Questions

16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how "far" are you willing to go in your writing?

The only romance you can find in my fairy tale writing is the kiss in the happy end. Everything very nice and innocent before they live happily ever after.

Next, you don't even find a kiss when your main characters are cats. =^..^=

And then there's my current big WIP. In this story my focus is more on adventure, fantasy and mystery. Also growing of age and overcoming your fears play their parts ... but no romance. Well, not in this book! But there lures something like a sequel in the back of my mind, nothing in detail, only some possible shadows, including that my heroine has to find her love or better love has to find her!

So, for the moment I could only give you some hypothetical answers. I'm a highly romantic person, but I don't like clich├ęs and kitsch. I say, that would reflect in my writing. You know, romantic scenes, very decent and elegant, which hopefully makes you sigh, too! As much as I like to read hot scenes, like in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, I can hardly imagine myself to do the same. Okay, I've never tried, but that for I should first find a strong cover story, just like in the BDB books!


  • May 05, 2011 4:53 PM

    I still remember when I had a hard time letting my characters even kiss, let alone anything else. It took a lot of practice before I started feeling comfortable with it.

    I've read a few romances that have no sex whatsoever, and I've enjoyed them every bit as much as the ones that do. For me it's the Romance that matters, not whether or not the characters jump right into bed. Athough I must admit there's nothing like a BDB book to warm you up on a cold winter night! ;-)

  • May 06, 2011 7:16 PM

    Yeah, I can retrace, what you're talking about, Carol. Luckily I've overcome my shyness of writing romance (as well as killing my characters, strange but that was even worse than writing romance!). In any case, it's a matter of style and taste, I want to create delicious scenes, no porn!

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