The Love Thing

It’s nearly impossible to write anything without throwing in some romance.

In fact, I don’t think I’d want to write anything without it.

Love relationships are full of drama–what can make you angrier, happier, and more frustrated than someone you deeply love? In those moments that your loved one gets on your last nerve, it’s easy to understand that saying about there being a thin line between love and its passionate, opposite emotion.

Just as the real life thing is hard to negotiate, the fiction-varitey love story also has its tricks and snares. How does one characterize it in a realistic way? Will the hero and heroine love each other by the end of the story as much as they did in the beginning?

And… should they? Does growing mean growing apart, or learning to walk in time , but a little seperate?

Sometimes, the characters in your story push you into a corner you really don’t want to be in. Maybe they want to do something risky that you don’t want them to. Perhaps they are in love with that guy who was supposed to belong to someone else. I have even created one character to fall in love with another particular character, only to watch that character go full on head over heels for someone else entirely.

It seems the best thing in these cases is just to plod along, and hope that the characters make the right choices.  Just like in real life, there are no guarantees, no absolutes, and no way to explain the most complicated emotion.


©2011 Lori Titus








One thought on “The Love Thing

  1. I saw the title of this on my google reader and had to read this from you. You always seem to capture relationships so well in your writing, Lori. And I totally agree with you. Xscents has taken me to places I’ve never dreamed- woo! Where would we be without fiction? Great post!

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