How To Get In The Mood To Write Romance…


Falling in love is easy to do, terrifying as $#%&, hard to maintain, and few things hurt more than a break up.  But writing about love can get tricky.  You’ve got to step into your muses, open up their hearts, give them a reason to be vulnerable when they don’t want to be.  Through it all, they begin to manifest your deepest fears, including what you truly believe about love.


In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love–you just become. I don’t know how to say that in English, but you just feel it. —Juan Pablo Galavis

You will always fall in love, and it will always be like having your throat cut, just that fast.  —Catherynne M. Valente


Love does not appear with any warning signs. You fall into it as if pushed from a high diving board. No time to think about what’s happening. It’s inevitable. An event you can’t control. A crazy, heart-stopping, roller-coaster ride that just has to take its course. —Jackie Collins

Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make. —Hussein Nishah


It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn’t know what they mean to you. —Michael Bassey Johnson

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense. —Helen Rowland

All I’m saying is that I don’t want to sort of fall in love with fifty different people. I’d rather find one person and fall completely, deeply in over my head.  —Anna White

We never get enough of falling in love and believing in love. —Shemar Moore

The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman. —Unknown

When you fall head over heels for someone, you’re not falling in love with who they are as a person; you’re falling in love with your idea of love.  —Elisabeth Rohm

Don’t try to stop your heart from falling in love, because in the end it may be worth it.  —Fad Ibra

I fall into him like one would fall into a dream, ready to submit to your subconscious’s innermost desires and your deepest fears.  —Stephanie Binding

Because if I fell any deeper for the way his eyes crinkled with his smile or his habit of tapping on his nose to emphasize a point, my ship would be sunk.  —Katherine McIntyre, By the Sea

Falling in love is not an act of will. It is not a conscious choice. No matter how open to or eager for it we may be, the experience may still elude us. Contrarily, the experience may capture us at times when we are definitely not seeking it, when it is inconvenient and undesirable.  —M. Scott Peck

Eros is not tranquil—it gives us spikes of happiness rather than a constant feeling of well-being. It’s the love we feel at the beginning of a love affair and corresponds to the expression ‘falling in love’ since it is as involuntary an impulse as a physical fall.  —Francois Lelord

Falling in love is a wonderfully terrifying sensation.  —Steve Maraboli

How can one fall in love? For me, love can only be uplifting…  —Ashok Kallarakkal

I loved him desperately, completely, and he wasn’t threatening to consume me anymore. He already had. Everything that was me was him. My heart, mind and soul all were as much a part of him as they were me.  —Cassandra Giovanni

Then he kissed her so deeply and so completely that she felt like she was falling, floating, spiraling down, down, down, like Alice in Wonderland.  —Liane Moriarty

Many people do not fall in love; they fall in love with the idea of themselves being in love. They never see the other person. I don’t ask for much; I only ask to be seen.  —C. JoyBell

To fall in love is very easy, Staying in love is a challenge, Letting go is the hardest part, And moving on is a damn suicide.  —Nishan Panwar

[…] when you know, you know. And you don’t fight it. You don’t deny the inevitable. You free fall because you know there’s someone there to catch you on the other side.  —S. L. Jennings

When your stomach turns somersaults every time you see your love interest, when you can go without eating for half a day because you can’t think of anything else, and when the sound of her voice blocks out every possible distraction each time you hear it…then logic’s role becomes a very minor one.  —Erik Tomblin

Today’s problem is that people are quickly falling in love and falling out of it just as quickly.  —Moffat Machingura

These butterflies hurt, without being brutal. It’s almost like I’m intoxicated, without wanting to hurl. And suddenly I wonder, could this be love?  —Francine Chiar

Love is simple. You fall and that’s it. You’ll work the other stuff out. You just gotta let yourself fall and have faith that someone will be there to catch you. I didn’t want to do any falling. Falling usually led to meeting a hard surface in an unpleasant way.  —Chelsea M. Cameron

Falling in love is like leaping from a cliff. Your brain screams that it’s not a good idea and that hurt and pain will inevitably come to you. But your heart believes you can soar, glide and fly.  —Marie Coulson

Because before the time when you’re heartbroken, you get to be in love, and that’s worth it.  —Leila Sales

I loved you before I even knew the name for it. Everyday I’d sit beside you, inhaling your scent, looking at your beautiful face. Every night, dreaming about you. You eclipsed everything else. It was you. Always you.  —Heather Anastasiu

Falling in love doesn’t always lead to heartbreak, honey. With the right man, it can be a one-way ticket to paradise.  —Catherine Anderson


About Sydney

Sydney is writing happy endings. She loves connecting with readers and writers while helping them pursue their dreams. In August 2015, Sydney released her first novel Chase through Koehler Books. When she isn't writing, Sydney can be found at the barn with her horse Snowdy.