The picture to the left is what every story requires. Along with choosing to read a book, whether it be by your favorite author, or you like the storyline, readers shuffle through, eagerly awaiting for the climax (feel free to think of it as a sexual innuendo). It’s what we wait for, page by page, (though, these days it’s, swipe by swipe). that’s mostly the reason why we read the book.
It’s almost been a year since Prince William and Duchess Kate got married. (You can read my blog post on their wedding HERE). Anyway, I came across THIS article (isn’t that cute?!), and wanted to somehow relate it to writing. This lead me to think about romantic relationships in fiction, and in real life.
FICTION RELATIONSHIPS: I’ve read so many books where it goes something like this – boy meets girl, they start dating, they fight, they fix the issue, then they live happily ever after. We might get a touch here and there about them on a good day with no action, but that’s not fun to read because readers “want drama.” I, however, don’t. I ‘d like to see my characters living the day-to-day life together without the drama. I think this might be why I write like I do, because I want normalcy for my characters. I want to see my characters working on their relationship, and making it stronger.
REAL RELATIONSHIPS: Like fiction relationships, couples meet, they fight, they make-up, and they life (happily) ever after. The thing is that we’re not perfect, and neither is any relationship. We both must work on it %100 every single day, (I might be watching too much Dr. Phil – ha, ha!). Yes, we’re going to have fights with the one we love, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be filled with drama. Like William and Kate, it can be as simple cuddling next to one another and watching TV. Cooking together can also be very sexy! Climaxes in real life relationships might happen more often than in fiction relationships, but that’s okay – that’s life.
In closing, I’d like to share two of my favorite relation quotes:
“Little kindness and courtesies are so important. In relationships, the little things are the big things.” Stephen R. Covey
“The fundamental glue that holds any relationship together is trust.” Brian Tracy