Posts Tagged ‘intimacy in the novel’

Romance and desire

Is there a romance in your work in progress? No? Perhaps your story is better off without one, but let’s pause for a moment and consider: If you’re telling a story of deep human experience why wouldn’t you include one of the most powerful human drives?

Desire, love, intimacy, sex, completion. This is the territory you enter when you introduce a romance between two characters. This territory is deep and productive. If we are going to set aside this subject matter, we should have a compelling reason for doing so. Read More…