Love in motion – Writing help for authors and bloggers.
Having a thought process that becomes a mental writing tool for emotional writing is important. Writing help with tools like this allow us to dodge the pitfalls of literary traps that will bore or turn off the reader.
And LOVE, well It is the emotion we tap into and experiment with poetry, prose, and thought as new writers.
We pen mental journeys about the flip side of love, the darker parts of it too. Somewhere within our desire to communicate, we find out that love and hurt are in many ways the same thing.
We see the connection between the two and how a world of emotion is much more like a giant web and much less like a straight line.
Love can be jealousy and become only jealousy.
It has the ability to depart the roots it grew from and become something else entirely. In many, love precariously balances itself on the positive side of things until the winds of perspective shift and it crashes down into some basal and hurtful thing like anger, rage or despair. We delve into it and sometimes we go too deep. Breaking your reader’s heart is a different thing. I personally write about it often.
Thinking of how to pen these thoughts in from a different view is good writing help. After all, true love isn’t the feeling we sit with.
It isn’t the butterflies in the stomach or the euphoric desire of touch. With age, we realize that these feelings are as transient as the seasons and they will depart eventually.
Love is motion, movement and work.
When we write about love, we have to remember that even in the beginning with all the butterflies and euphoria and youth (I’m getting older) that love in those moments was still in motion. The gifts, the small efforts, the willingness to step aside on a view, the special moments made more special by the addition of little things like rose petals or song. The writing help here is again, a shift in perspective.
The love people would share showed itself through all the motion, movement and work. To write about love from the internal view and nothing else is often like falling into the pitfall of “telling, not showing.” We must strive for the grander view and find ways to demonstrate the love on paper. It becomes so much easier when we write by the mantra of Love is motion.
Take for example the choice of view, feeling, and perception in Romeo and Juliet for the balcony scene.
Romeo says: But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. I know, it’s hard to compare yourself to Shakespeare, but you should.
The motion is what we are looking at.
The entirety of the scene is what demonstrates the love. It is not simply his romanticized musings about the woman he so desires. It is the action prompted by them that SHOWS the love he carries. He’s driven to stand at the foot of a balcony of a woman to profess his thoughts of butterflies and euphoria.
Romeo didn’t write a note in his journal and set it quietly aside, thereby keeping his thoughts and love to himself. Lord knows, Shakespeare didn’t need in any writing help to stop him from making that part of the story. Romeo wandered into enemy territory (actual enemies per the story) and shouted his love out loud.
HE SHOWED LOVE, HIS LOVE WAS MOVEMENT, MOTION AND WORK.
When you write and are searching for ways in which your characters can be deeply in love, step away from their thoughts. Move further towards what they are doing with them.