Writing Romance~~The letter M

Hi, Y’all!Welcome back to Writing Romance A-Z. Today I am on the letter M.  At first I couldn’t think of anything then a few hit me.

Magnificent. I like this word. It puts oomph in a phrase.  She has pretty hair. She has magnificent eyes. See?

Mundane gives the impression of boring or dull. Your character could be in a slump.

Multitude is a good word to use in place of many or a lot.  A multitude of people gives a bigger impression than saying that’s a lot of people in that crowd! It also makes the speaker sound more upscale or educated so if your character is a drop out or street kid maybe stick to the other words. The character has a lot to do with the words we use, but perhaps I will address that another time.

Millionaire -money. These two go hand in hand. Money is a significant catalyst in a story, whether the characters are rich or poor, there has to be money to eat and live. Money makes a setting. Do they live in hovels or mansions? ( I am good at slipping in words). There seems to be a huge run of Millionaire stories. Some are sweet some are the BDSM kind. Maybe you would like to go check some out. Google them or look on Goodreads even Amazon freebies.

I found this one ( free at time of this post-July 27) I chose it at random and have not read it before.

Romance: Undercover – A Billionaire Romance (Harris Thorn Series, Romance, Billionaire Romance, Contemporary Romance Book 1)

Magenta is another descriptive word. It would make a nice outfit choice instead of the usual red dress.

Manly. This one speaks for itself.   You have manly men or even a manly acting woman.

Mellow— This reminds me of an old song when I was a teen… Have You Never Been Mellow?

 

Mezmerizing I love this word. ” One look into his eyes and I  was mesmerized.” Yes, this is from my contemporary story that I am working on.

Majestic.A mountainscape could look Majestic in the horizon. A person can look or be majestic especially in a historical story.

Meow! It’s time for me to go to the post office and mail my daughters birthday card! I’ll see ya next week!

Do you have any favorite M words?

 

Writing A-Z Letters K & L

Hi Y’all. I got behind last week on my blogging with family and so much outside work to do.  Hubby and I are trying to get this jungle of garden and my rose garden back under control for the weeds. I will let you know if we win or not LOL.

I missed last weeks post on the letter K so this week I am doing  K and L, which is kinda good since two of the words fit together quite well.

For K I have kind and the derivatives, kindly and kindness. I like a character that is kind and has a good heart or a broken hero that is lost and needs  a boost to the seat of his pants to get back to that point.  He may not have anything kid to say to anyone like a crotchety old man LOL.

Kids can be an important part of a story in so many ways. They can be catalysts for  a characters behavior, a plot if one is missing or ill or if a character wants one or not in their lives.

Then there is Kiss ( not the  old rock band) but a kiss. A romance isn’t a romance without Kissing, which brings me to L

Love is the first word that springs to mind and one of the most important in romance.

Libation is a cool L word . This can be used in paranormal romance as an act of pouring out a liquid to a God or Deity such as a sacrifice. This is great for paranormal stories. For regular romance it works as well. It can refer to consuming alcohol and would work in both contemporary and historical fiction.

Lark. A lark is a bird. But it can also mean on a whim.

Late. Nt good if you are on a deadline!

Last but not Least ( see that…a twofor!) life. A good story needs to resemble life in some form. even though it is fiction it needs to make sense. Life is important to characters. what they do for a living, how they live, where they live, what they live for. All of this makes a story.

I hope you enjoyed the double post.  Is there any K or L words you like? What do you do when Life gets you down?

 

Writing Romance A-Z–Letter H

Hi Ya’ll welcome back to Writing Romance A-Z. Today’s letter is H. I had fun with this one.

First of all, there is Hate. We will get the bad one out of the way first. No matter what you write sometimes hate can be a catalyst. This may be the case in paranormal where there are clan wars. Historical stories where there are wars or as above clan wars, arranged marriages. Even mystery suspense hate could be a significant catalyst. Let’s just hope Love beats out the hate in the fiction stories.

Help can be a noun or verb. As a verb, people can help each other. As a noun, it could be used as the help, such as maids, gardeners, etc.

No matter what we write, there has to be a hero or heroine. Someone has to right the wrongs or at least win the other’s heart. (in slips another big H word)

And for a funny one let’s pick huge. We can have huge animals,(this is good in shifters), a man can be huge, or a man’s parts can be huge (blushes), or we can even describe a woman’s bosoms as huge.

One of my favorites is hunk. I don’t mean a hunk of meat but a hunk of a good looking man as a man in uniform, a military man, a man in a suit or especially a cowboy!

What is your favorite H word?

Remember“ If you can dream it~~you can do it!

 

Writing Romance A-Z~~The letter G

 WRITING ROMANCE  A_Z 

LETTER G

Hi Yall welcome to Writing Romance A-Z. Today is the letter G.  This one is easy for me.

One of my favorite words is gorgeous. It is perfect for romance. We all love gorgeous men and women.

I also love the word gregarious. It means enjoying the company of others.

Gargantuan is another good one. A great way to say big. Don’t you see Godzilla here?

And just for fun,  how about gobblety gook.

For the shifter lovers is Gargoyles. Hmmm,  I may add them to Dark Magick.

See I told ya today had some great( slid that in)  words!

We can cuss too. How about God dammit!  Tough I prefer Good Grief!

Do you have any favorite G words?

Don’t forget… If you can dream it you can do it!

Writing Romance A-Z

Writing Romance  A_Z

F

Hi Y’all. Welcome back to Writing Romance A-Z. Today’s letter is the letter F.  I am also doing things a bit different than the previous posts. Instead of long, boring lists that sound like a geeky encyclopedia, I am choosing a few words that I like to see in romances and maybe a few I dislike.

First of all is friend. I like this word for obvious reasons. We all need and rely on friends. If you are reading this, i consider you a friend. Use to a friend was a person we grew up with or a neighbor or co-worker or anyone we spent one n one time with. Now with new technlogy,  we can have friends in other states and even other countries. We can even see these people with apps like on Facebook or Skype. I have a dear friend in England that I miss a lot. We need to get back on skype and catch up.

As a writer, I love a good friends to lovers story, or a second chance where something went wrong with friends and the end up years later in the same town and maybe more. And of course, we have to friends wth benefits as well.

This one may not be a real word but it is widely used now. Furbabies. I have several of my own, and most of my stories include some kind of pet.

I like futile or futility.  I guess since I lean to the optimistic side I liked to have something that seems futile in a story and proved wrong.  Just when it all looks like things are hopeless something occurs to turn the tide.  The situation no longer seems hopeless!

Then there is fertility. This makes for some good plot bunnies.  It can make a story sad, happy or even unbelievable ( if you write paranormal and incorporate M/M Preg— which I like).  This also ties in with Families. A story isn’t complete without family whether it ends up only the two main characters facing life alone or families that support or toss someone out creating a plot. But the family is there. Or maybe a crime family, mafia stories and motorcycle clubs have become a big thing recently.

We can’t live without food and neither can our characters. And flowers make great gifts and are so romantic. One of my characters is a big garden and surrounds herself with flowers and also flower in art.

Words I do love in a romance are fine, food, fresh, flaming, flushed, fiesty, frisky, and freaky. ]These are great to describe people or situations. I also like flaming for several reasons. Not just to describe hot but a cute little twink in a LGBT story as well.  I know there is controversy over that, but I like a pretty flamer for a touch of humor at times. I am not saying every Gay character I write is anything close to that because most of them are not. I am not putting anyone down. I love the vitality and color you can get from this character.

There is one word I debated on bringing up. I am not a fan of it, but in writing adult romance, I found it’s hard to ignore. And that’s the F word.  I avoided it in books for a while but then decided f I wanted a more adult audience, shouting out freak or oof or effing in heated sex scenes just didn’t cut it.  So,  Yes in some of my stories  I do say fuck.  I don’t fill the story with it but in appropriate places it works.

And I will finish with forever ( see what I did? I snuck in an extra!) I love a happy ever after and forever friends, forever lovers.

Do you require a happy ever after( forever) or is a Happy For now work? I am good with both depending on the story. If it is a series, a HFN is fine. A stand alone I prefer forever.   Did I leave out an F word that you love in a romance?  What are your feelings on the bad F word Mentioned ( I know I need my mouth washed with soap)

 

Remember…If you can dream it ~~You can do it!

 

 

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