How to Write a Love BookWriting a love book
Nicolas Sparks' DO's & DON'Ts to write a lovestory
Writer Nicholas Sparks gives us his five ultimative Do & Don'Ts, to write a romantic tale to commemorate the publication of the movie version of his novel The Lucky One with Zac Efron on Blu Ray and DVD. Make common personalities that do unusual things: I' m trying to make personalities that are intimate enough to be related - but that are motivated by the force of it.
If Logan had found Beth and they had found luck right away, there wouldn't be much to tell. They are not only romances - they are also tales of rage, frustration, disillusionment, treachery, cure, happiness and, in the end, hopeful. It is not a mere emotive - it represents a whole series of feelings, and it is important to catch them all.
Don't make a little romance out of it. It is a sense of immense strength - and when you are in loving, you seldom think in small words. Make bitter-sweet ends. You will not be left with a great history of genuine gratification, but at the same time it could be life-affirming and heart-rending. The ephemeral nature of the world is naturally tragic, yet I try to depict the feelings and relations that make it so.
Don't type one-dimensional girls. Autonomous and self-directed powerful woman characters - they are more interesting and deserve more consideration from both the interest in sex and the readers. Is he the one I like? Is he in love with me? If possible, I try to stay away from secularity, but I don't think that excessively cursing is the same as a romance - it changes and reduces the atmosphere, and instead of making you feel genuine, it often has the opposite effect.
I' m always trying to make a character that reacts to the apparently accidental possibilities of living - an agent of transformation that is also able to take advantage of the possibilities and hints given to it. Do NOT send just scoundrels.