Writing is an art by itself. Though, there are some qualities that are God given, yet the art of writing can also be developed with due diligence and hard work. This decade has witnessed the maximum number of writers on the world horizon. A lot many of them concentrate on romantic and love stories, which have a niche of their own. Though many writers may wish to write love stories, yet they may be stuck on the knotty question of how to represent emotions on to paper.
I have had the privilege of having written some 45 romantic tales and thusin my humble way, may be in a position to give some advise in this matter. At the outset, I must distinguish between outright pornography and a love story. Pornography is easier to write and the intellect plays very little part in its formulation. In other words it is a clinical tale devoid of emotion. But love stories differ in the sense that the tale must be infused with emotion that the reader must feel. It should also raise his intellectual level to the sublime.
The first ingredient of a love story is the plot. You will first have to put on your thinking cap and visualize the story and its final denouement. You will have to structure the story, so that it appears plausible and appeals to the reader. The important thing is to keep your mind uncluttered and free of any thoughts, which could impede your tale. When you have thought out the plot,you will have to dream the actions of the main characters of your story. You will have to let your mind imagine how a lover would respond to a given situation.
Writing a love story is an art and I dare say the age old adage that practice makes one perfect holds true here. Write the story and re-read it, till you feel that the emotions have been correctly brought out. In addition try and picture the mind of the reader and how you can engross him. For all said and done the story must appeal to the reader. While writing, sit in an airy room without any distractions. Concentrate on the job at hand. You will need to have a sensitive mind to write touching tales. Do not use hard language and let your pen flow like the soft breeze.
You will find as you continue to write fresh ideas will develop in your brain and you could put them to paper. Make use of your personal love affairs, for after all an experience will help to develop your imagination. Otherwise also try and dream, for that is what love is all about. When you have finished the story, edit it and ask a friend to read it and ask him or her how it feels. So then, you are on your way. The clue is to dream and imagine and if you can represent it on to paper, you are on your way.