Teens Can Write Two: February Blog Chain
February 8, 2012 § 21 Comments
Hello my lovely past readers and hello my new readers. Welcome to my blog. It’s a nice place to be. Today I have the pleasure of presenting you my thoughts on the topic of this months TEENS CAN WRITE TOO BLOG CHAIN.
The capitals were necessary.
This months prompt was: What are your thoughts on romance for your typical genre? Do you tend to have a little, a lot, or none at all?
Oh hahah. Ha haha. Ha. I have things to say, dearest readers. I have lots of things to say.
You see, once upon a time in mystical kingdom over the hill, I was fairly positive that I was a princess. A princess that did not like to read. Ever at all. And then something happened. This thing would be called Twilight.
Yeah. I know. But seriously. It got me to *read*. It got me to obsess and freak out over vampires but over all it got me to READ.
Why? Because of the reason everyone who loved it loved it. It was about a freaking vampire that was freaking hot and freaking in love with a freaking normal girl. Freaking. BUT because I read this book, because I was obsessed with romance, and because as we all know I was destined to become a girl who can seriously appreciate a good novel, I tend to think it was somewhat worth it.
I mean, the thing about romance, whether you are for the gushy love scene or not, whether you are for the heart break or not, or whether you adore the hot boy vampires or not, it’s something that everyone relates to. It’s a feeling that everyone has felt. Something that everyone can sigh about knowingly since 4th grade when you had a crush on a boy that pull your hair on the play ground.
Romance is *important* to literature. It raises the stakes in high speed action scenes when you know the hero’s bride-to-be is on the other side of the wall he’s about to blow up. It reminds you of the loss of someone you loved when you see the heroine carrying the flag of her fallen soldier while wearing black. And of course, it gets you all riled up when the heroine just *can’t* decide which *boy* is right for *her*.
In my writing, romance is never the main topic. I mean, I’m sure that works for some people, but for me it just doesn’t really flow with me very well as the ENTIRE book. But it’s never far from the plot. I can’t lie, I like to swoon over fictional characters, cry when someone who isn’t real perishes, and write songs about the emotions that some authors can layer on so well. I happen to think love is rather important. That’s just something about me.
Want to follow our blog tour? Here are the participating parties, day by day
February 5– http://noveljourneys.wordpress.com –Novel Journeys
February 6– http://lilyjenness.blogspot.com –Lily’s Notes in the Margins
February 7– http://kirstenwrites.wordpress.com –Kirsten Writes!
February 8– https://correctingpenswelcome.wordpress.com — Comfy Sweaters, Writing and Fish
February 9– http://delorfinde.wordpress.com –A Farewell to Sanity
February 10– http://thewordasylum.wordpress.com –The Word Asylum
February 11– http://weirdalocity.wordpress.com –From My Head
February 12– http://estherstar1996.wordpress.com –Esther Victoria1996
February 13– http://alohathemuse.wordpress.com –Embracing Insanity
February 14– http://greatlakessocialist.wordpress.com –Red Herring Online
February 15– http://goteenwriters.blogspot.com –Go Teen Writers (Honorary Participant)
February 16– http://insideliamsbrain.wordpress.com –This Page Intentionally Left Blank
February 17– http://oyeahwrite.wordpress.com –Oh Yeah, Write!
February 18– http://incessantdroningofaboredwriter.wordpress.com –The Incessant Droning of a Bored Writer
February 19– http://herestous.wordpress.com –Here’s To Us
February 20– http://teenscanwritetoo.wordpress.com –Teens Can Write Too! (We will be announcing the topic for next month’s chain)