Romance

heart, Ruth LivingstoneRomance!

As a new venture, and for my Camp NaNo project, I’m writing a romance.

The emphasis is on passion rather than prose. My aim is to get back to basics and simply enjoy the experience of crafting a plot, constructing characters and inventing dialogue. After a year of prescribed assignments for Birkbeck, I need to get back to the fun of writing. This is something fresh and frivolous.

What am I trying to learn?

  1. Writing within the rules of a defined genre.
  2. Developing two main characters and using two points of view.
  3. Sticking, strictly, to my outline.
  4. And just having fun.

What have I learnt so far?

  • There are a 100 ways to say I love you in Italian: according to Italian.about.com
  • And I am unlikely to ever manage to stick to an outline! Already, all sorts of things happening that I hadn’t planned. Damn these pesky characters. Why are they so rebellious?


Author: Ruth Livingstone

Walker, writer, photographer, blogger, Doctor, woman, etc.

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