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Seducing hearts, one story at a time, Author - Crystal R. Martin

As you all may or may not know I am currently in a creative writing class. The other night my professor said something that made me think. He said, "Falling out of love is much more interesting than falling in love." In a sense he does romance writing a dis-service. I disagree with his thoughts because, romance writing is not necessarily just about falling in love, at least to my way of thinking, rather it's about the events and occurrences that can lead us to others.

The ultimate question - what brings people together? As it happens that is what I like to ponder, and succinctly that is why I write romance. For example one of my as-yet-unpublished novels deals with two people brought together by a murder mystery and ghostly intervention.

I believe the possibilities are endless, and that is what makes romance writing interesting. People fall out of love every single day, and I'm sorry I do not think that is quite as interesting.

1 comments:

Maybe your teacher means that "falling out of love" stories hold more interest to the reader, but not necessarily "out of love" in my opinion. I just read "The Mermaid Chair" in which a 42-year-old woman thought she fell out of love with her husband, but in the end realizes she just needs to find herself. I guess what I'm trying to say is it makes for a more interesting story if there's a falling out and then the couple finds each other again, making their love stronger. Does that make sense?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

On Writing Romance

As you all may or may not know I am currently in a creative writing class. The other night my professor said something that made me think. He said, "Falling out of love is much more interesting than falling in love." In a sense he does romance writing a dis-service. I disagree with his thoughts because, romance writing is not necessarily just about falling in love, at least to my way of thinking, rather it's about the events and occurrences that can lead us to others.

The ultimate question - what brings people together? As it happens that is what I like to ponder, and succinctly that is why I write romance. For example one of my as-yet-unpublished novels deals with two people brought together by a murder mystery and ghostly intervention.

I believe the possibilities are endless, and that is what makes romance writing interesting. People fall out of love every single day, and I'm sorry I do not think that is quite as interesting.

1 comments:

Crystal said...

Maybe your teacher means that "falling out of love" stories hold more interest to the reader, but not necessarily "out of love" in my opinion. I just read "The Mermaid Chair" in which a 42-year-old woman thought she fell out of love with her husband, but in the end realizes she just needs to find herself. I guess what I'm trying to say is it makes for a more interesting story if there's a falling out and then the couple finds each other again, making their love stronger. Does that make sense?

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