Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing?
Do I write romantic relationships? Well, after looking back on my work, I really can’t say that I do. A lot of my characters have been in relationships, and of course, there had to have been a romance in the beginning, but by the time the readers are brought into the picture, that romance is usually long gone.
How do I do with writing romantic relationships? I’m about to find out through my second screenplay attempt “Shotgun”. It’s about a club bouncer and an abused woman who cross paths in a hospital emergency room. One of the main themes of the story is Love At First sight, though I’m not sure if you can call their emotional roller-coaster ride of love a romantic one. That would be a rather cool writing challenge for me to take up. We’ll see how I do.
How far am I willing to go in my writing? For what exactly? Not sure if I completely understand the question. At any rate, I’ll go as far as my characters want to take it to tell their story.
I often think of myself as only a co-author to my stories. I write half the story, and my characters write the other. Why? Because, though I may have things all planned and plotted nice and neat, my characters have a tendency to make “alterations” on their own, and sometimes re-write entire sections without permission.
How else would you put it?