Heya people! Aaah Valentine’s day! Soon I will be going out for a dinner somewhere for the occasion, and yes I didn’t plan a damn thing and left it late! But anyway today got me thinking about the subject of love or more importantly the idea of a love intrest in my story “The Book of Ascension”.
Much like the whole valentine malarky, I have kind of chosen to deal with this aspect of my story much later in the creation progress. Why is this you ask?
Well I think its to do with the fact that love or relationships are a difficult thing to deal with when you are an “Ascendant”, what with all the danger, attempts on your life and abduction etc, I think a relationship would be the least of your worries. Then there is all the training and education that an ascendant has at their disposal, that alone would keep you occupied enough with out having to worry about another human being and their wants and needs.
So I started to think whether I should include a love interest in my story at all? should I just sacrifice the idea and effort of creating one?
Hmmm… I’m not sure. What I do know is how I feel, and what I feel is that I should include a female character into my story that has some strong integral role to fill, in my main characters life. Not to mention the fact that I want to have some meaningful female in the story to cater for the female readers, I’d hate for the book to be a sausage fest of the male psychology. ^__^
Then I thought what type of woman would an ascendant want? Or more importantly what kind of woman would my main character Saul be intimately entwined with?
So anyway I have drawn up a few possible ideas that I’m sure will evolve into a more solid idea in time to pass, but I would like your opinion guys!
Do all stories have to have integral female characters? Can you think of any successful books without them? As a female reader how would you see a female character fitting into what you already know about my story?
Please comment below and get the discussion ball rolling!