Writing Love Stories

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So how does a guy write love stories? Very carefully! As writers we constantly make decisions about what we write, sometimes without realizing it. With love though, I need to evaluate as I go along, and then look back at the work when it is done. This is true of love poetry as well.

With writing love poems, and stories, I often question how much spice to put in the mix. You can’t write about love without something, such as an embrace, a smile, or kissing? Not enough spice and the story becomes naïve and too boring. Too much spice, and at some point we cross the line, even if we are the ones, making the line. But who decides? We each do.

How do I decide? First, I want to be consistent with who I am as a person, which does not mean I think I’m better than anyone. Far from it! This means I might take out a word or change it. Deleting a line is not uncommon.

I also respect the one I married, and I consider what she might say about it. Will she giggle, and give me a warm smile? Or will she be angry? She has not been angry yet, (Yay!) and sometimes writing love poems really is a blessing to her! (and me) I write out of my inspiration, and think about the one the Creator has given me. I call her “My Love”.

My intent is to stay in a certain range. If you compare my writing to movie ratings, I will be staying in the PG range, maybe less, and not much more. Love is very good thing, and another wonderful fountain of life!

If you haven’t guessed I’m writing several books! 

Life is good.

 

Peace.

Writing and Image © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

Blessings to everyone.

“If you love nature, you will love people.”

27 thoughts on “Writing Love Stories

  1. Yes, that is always a fragile and delicate thing. Too much destroys it and too little is flat…. But when we feel the story it is always just perfect. I love how you are talking about your wife, Nicodemas. What a gift for both of you.

    1. Thank you Erika! I am really blessed by your comments. Yes, My Love and I are an amazing pair. “Gift” is the perfect word. Peace and blessings.

    1. Thank you Lisa! Yes love poems are great for any couple, but My Love is blessed. You know what? When she is blessed then I am blessed, a chain reaction!

  2. Ooh, excited for your books! And I agree it’s good to leave a little mystery in romance and not enter every detail…each person is a universe unto themselves and leaving a little mystery respects their unique personhood, rather than reducing them to some juicy parts! 😉

      1. Thanks, Nico! Just finished a really interesting weeklong course on marriage and the family so naturally romantic love came up! Hope to blog about some of the interesting articles we read.
        Have a great day,
        Anna

  3. clever and witty Nico… 🙂 I’ve read your post twice, ’cause I’ve recognized myself here and there… 😉
    * * *
    @”I call her “My Love”. – he calls me “mon amour” or “ma chérie”(my dearest one)… 🙂

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