Thursday, May 20, 2010
On To Something Else...
Okay now that I have completely alienated like a good majority of my followers, I'll move on to something else.
First, let me just stress that we're not all going to agree on everything. That's the beauty of being human. I do not dislike you for your opinions, please do not dislike me for mine.
With that being said, I would still like to continue on this train of emotional thought in writing. How important do you think it is to have some romance in your WIP?
I'm not talking graphic sex scenes... but just a smattering of love. Ooh la la! L'Amour!
Again, this all started while talking to B. Miller. I don't mind WRITING romancy kind of stuff... but as I was telling B., I read back what I have written to my husband. It is during these readings that my husband will tell me if I'm keeping on track with the plot, characters, etc. Black Rose is his creation, a character he made to play Dungeons and Dragons with, so I definitely read back to make sure I am spot on with his quirks and traits.
When I get to what I call "Squishy" parts, I tend to change the tone of my voice to a flat monotone, I speed up and I curl my lip. In my opinion, having a bit of a love scene or romantic encounter or some such nonsense tends to give the reader hope. Hope that if this character is just bombarded with one hurdle after another, that if there is love, then there is hope for a chance at happiness. Look at Harry and Ginny. I was so happy reading Harry Potter when it got to the point of their little romance blossoming. It gave me hope that should Harry live through all of this torment, he had a chance at a happy ending.
While I may not be a huge fan of romance, I'm a fan of happiness. Love brings happiness and hope. So where do you stand on having a little romance in your writing? How do you deal with it? Do you feel like I do, that it is "squishy"? Or do you thoroughly enjoy when you get to write about it? That is, if you are not a romance author...
Again, my apologies for airing my opinions of certain books and authors. We can't all agree, but I hope I have not offended to the point where you stop following me. I'm always up for a good debate! I'm always looking to hear the other side of the coin, shall we say. While I am not always swayed, I do respect you and your opinions! I hope everyone has a great weekend.
Posted by Mel Chesley at 2:41 PM