Writing Romance A-Z ~~Today’s letter is E

Hi, Ya’ll This post was actually scheduled for Wednesday but for some reason it didn’t post. There was on reason listed… Just missed schedule so since i have been laid up this week with a severely twisted ankle and unable to cook I am posting today in place of Foodie Friday.

Welcome back to Writing Romance A-Z. I hope you are having fun with it. I am.  Today’s letter is E.

The first thing that comes to mind is Excellent or Excel.  It means very good and sounds much better than simply stating something is good.  To Excel would be  to be very good or one of the best. I like it when a character excels in his or her attempt to overcome an obstacle. That is the main purpose in a story.

Extreme means serious or severe. It’s always fun in a story if a character takes something to an extreme. It could be  his/hers feelings for the other. It could be an addiction to overcome. There are so many ways to use extreme.

I also found this is an 80’s band and still active today…http://www.extreme-band.com/

Endure is a good word for our BDSM or erotica authors. Their characters have to endure unusual punishments or rewards or being a sub alone has a lot of endurance. I highly respect those characters.

Endear Is a great term for romance. it is also a goal we writers have. We need to endear the reader to our characters and Engage you to the story.

Engage as I said above is to draw in and hook someone. Also a character could get engaged. We all know what that means. There are lots of prospects to that. the build  up and it happens at the end, or it can happen early and one or the other does something to cause a breakup. There are some many uses for engagements from big parties to break ups.

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins. It is also a great catalyst for any romance.

As an author,  it is important to convey Emotion in a story the more emotional the better.

Enchanted- enchanting- enchantment are all good words for  a fantasy tale.  Nothing is more romantic than an enchanted kingdom with lots of magic.  ALso if one of the main characters are enchanted by the other there isn’t much of a story.

Eager means to highly anticipate. There are many ways to use eagerness. I like a story that makes me eager to turn a page.

Embarrassment is to feel self-conscious or ill at ease.

Envy is one of the seven deadly sins. There are so many ways to  put a spin on this. A jealous friend or coworker or someone could envy the main character causing them to do things to the character.

Excitement/ Elation are close to the same.  It is also  something an author needs to create in  a story.

What is a story without a little evil in it? I love a bad guy that we watch reform whether it be a motorcycle club, mafia, or even a demon.

Extravagant. Many things are extravagant. We could have a wealthy man or woman or a setting full of extravagant things.

Ears, Eyebrows, Eyes are physical traits we use a lot for description.  Ears may not be used as much except for erogenous zones.( ha! another e word!) Buy eyes we use a lot. Eyes can show us looks, but also many emotions ( another e word). Eyebrows, however show action, such as the lift of a brow.

We can have an easygoing character or a very efficient one,

Empathetic, Enthusiastic are words we want to bring to our readers.  We need our characters to create empathy and make our readers enthusiastic to read the story. An empath can feel what others feel.

Extravert is a person concerned more with practical realities than with inner thoughts and feelings/ Extrovert is a friendly outgoing person.

Elevator,Emergency room, empty lot are all good settings. And let’s not forget eggs. Our characters need to eat.

Enslavement could be used in a murder suspense and is used a lot in Sci /fi.

Extasy and Euphoria are close to the same both  mean an extremely pleasant feeling. I love the word Euphoria

I have probably exhausted you by now so I will bring this post to an end.

Do you have a favorite word  that starts with E?  Is there and E word you like to see in stories?

 

 

Comments

  1. I like your list. Do you do this theme on your own or as part of a group effort with the alphabet? As for e words, I remember using egregious in a scene recently.

    • Cathy Brockman says:

      I kind of adapted this from a group thing a few friends did a month or so ago. Instead of every day, I went for a week and chose to make it my own thing LOL So I guess you can say I tried the boxed idea but jumped out with it LOL. I bet you could have fun with the alphabet theme yourself LOL.

  2. I forgot to say that I hope your ankle is feeling better, Cathy!

    • Cathy Brockman says:

      Thank you it’s getting better I can walk without crutches but the pain is still horrible.

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