You thought this post was going to be about writing sex scenes didn’t you? 😉 Sorry, but I’m talking about passion in the larger sense as defined by the Mac dictionary: strong and barely controllable emotion. What are you passionate about? Global warming? U.S. involvement in the Middle East? Sea turtles? Education? Adoption? Animals? School
When authors talk about themes in romances, one that often comes up is: You can’t choose who you love. Much of the conflict in a novel can come from the fact that the hero or heroine (or both) doesn’t want to love the other, but they can’t help it. But sometimes the opposite is true.
Have you ever seen The Hurt Locker? It wasn’t a big action shoot ’em up, there was no sweeping love story, and for a war movie it moved fairly slowly. But I think the reason it did so well is because it had a clear theme that every scene supported. I’ve been struggling to understand