Why do you like a good love story? I know we all like a good love story in books, TV, and movies. But why do YOU like a good love story? Think about it…
One of the reasons I love a good love story is that I want two characters to care about one another in the same way at the same time. That can seem like a rare concept to us in real life sometimes, so we can enjoy it in the world of fantasy.
When I was a teen I was always crushing on a boy. On the inside covers of my notebooks I would write “I” and then draw a little heart and then fill in the boy’s name. But the boy didn’t always feel the same about me. And so, I always enjoyed a good love story, where the boy loves the girl and she loves him back.
However, sometimes our culture teaches us that we’re ONLY important if we’re in a relationship with a significant other. But that’s just not true. I mean, seriously, raise your hand if you’ve been in a relationship and still felt alone.
So, for my writing exercise I want you to Brainstorm a story with characters that have feelings of love for one another, but not romantically. It can be between friends or maybe between a child and parent.
In my new book, Elena Ransom and the Firebird Unit, the main character doesn’t have a love interest, but love is certainly shown between friends and the building of friendship.
So, what kind of love relationship can you write about?
Keep writing, Epic Inkers!
Dear Epic Inkers,
I felt out of place as a teen...more than once. But the truth is, we're only as alone as we choose to be. I'm not saying it's easy to make friends or feel connected with people, but don't be discouraged!