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Surprising Discoveries…

As I’ve been writing whatever I want lately, I’ve realised something about what I choose to write.

Apparently it’s either romantic, fluffy scenes or… full on fight scenes 😀

It was a bit of a surprise to discover just how much I enjoy writing battle scenes and fight scenes, yet also to find the other thing I adore writing was the sweet romantic moments.

The two couldn’t be more different and require very different skill sets when writing, but there you go, it was the thing I have noticed about my writing lately.

I write romance all the time in my books, and some do involve fight scenes as well, but I make sure to keep them at a minimum. But when left to my own devices to just write what I like, the small fight scenes I start can turn into epic battles!

Still, it’s all writing practice, right? And that’s the main thing I’m going for over the next couple of months 🙂

Have you discovered anything unusual about what you like to write? Are there particular scenes you enjoy writing more than others?

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22 thoughts on “Surprising Discoveries…

  1. That is an interesting combo, but they are the two that seem to grip readers more. As for me, I tend to gravitate toward action scenes and dialogues. The latter falls into an oddly casual back and forth even when there’s an important subject at hand. Almost like my characters can never be 100% business.

    • Good dialogue can keep a reader hooked, and I think that includes making it more interesting than just talking all business all the time 😀

      Thank you so much for commenting, it’s nice to hear what others enjoy writing 🙂

      • You’re welcome. Good point on the dialogue. Though it’s strange how people get riled by ‘unnecessary’ chattiness. At least that’s an accusation I’ve had since my characters tend to argue and tease each other a bunch.

  2. Fight scenes and romance scenes both involve the emotions, so it’s interesting that you would be drawn to write both.
    I was surprised to discover that lately my stories seem to be full of tension and angst. I thought I would just write funny stories for kids. But I have yet to do that!

    • Emotional stuff does tend to draw my interest. Characters in general are what I like to write about over description and things, and being able to express their emotions is what I do enjoy.

      Well, if you can get out all that emotion, hopefully all that will be left is the fun stuff for kids! 😀

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂

      • That’s exactly what I was going to mention. Both combat and romance are very high in emotion and passion, so it’s natural to be attracted to both in the same way. They involve different types of emotions, but both seek to draw the reader into those feelings as much as possible and drive them to reach the same heights as the characters, and both tend to yield the same kind of satisfaction.

  3. I find that writing about a setting (describing the natural surroundings on a hike, a stunning landscape, the inside of a cabin, etc.) comes FAR more naturally to me than writing dialogue. As I’m writing my novel, I find myself skipping to the more prosaic scenes in which I can write about the details and come back to conversation, scenes with emotion, later on.

    Great post! 🙂

  4. That’s the basic of the genre, romantic thrillers. Unlikely combinations, but I’ve read a few and they aren’t bad (as a romance lover, you’d probably be a lot more enthusiastic).

  5. I’m with you – I love a good fight scene! I like to let my characters off the leash and fight for what they believe in 🙂 My favourite scenes to write are friends shooting the breeze – who can live without a little buddy-love!

    • I do love scenes like that, where you can let the characters enjoy a moment and kick back. I think the readers can find out a lot about a character that way, even more so at times then when they’re in dramatic moments! 😀

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂

      • Absolutely!! I read something that said, when you’re writing a battle in 1POV, don’t describe everything that’s happening around you while you’re character is in the midst of getting beaten up, best advice I ever read!! 🙂

  6. I don’t have any clear favorites to write, which may be because I haven’t written all that much, yet (although my first novel turned out to be as long as four complete NaNoWriMo books). But I think that’s because I pantsed it, skipped around, and wrote what I wanted to write, when I wanted to write it, so I enjoyed almost everything I wrote in that novel. We’ll see what happens with the next one.

    • Sometimes that’s the best way to write a novel, being able to get out the scenes you love and go back and concentrate on the other stuff later 😀

      Thank you so much for commenting 🙂

  7. Great post! I find I like writing my bad or damaged characters best. It’s their perverse thinking and reasoning that I find most interesting – and usually it’s farthest from my own. I like the edginess and darkness of a twisted mind!

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