The winter weather was brutal at times this year. It felt like the clouds would never part, the sun would never shine, the dirty snow piles would never melt… But, finally, the sun started to peak out more and more, and spring finally arrived, bringing with it new buds and greener landscapes.
Spring is the season of birth and revitalization, and that doesn’t just apply to your garden. The air is full of ideas and inspiration, all you need to do is take the time to look for them. But ideas, like your garden, need tending to.
Since writing requires talent, skill, and constant practice, we’ve decided to launch a new series of posts for inspiration and cultivation.
So throw open the windows and let the fresh air and inspiration in, as, first up, we have a warm-up exercise…
Write a conversation between two people, where they each find a way to tell the other one they love them, without actually saying anything that could be found in a Hallmark card.
No “I love you”s, no generic flattery. So, although, yes, this is probably the greatest love you scene in cinema…
… you have to do it without using those words! Just make sure your characters know by the end of their conversation that they are truly seen and cared for like no one else has cared for them.