“Show don’t tell.” It’s one of the best practices in creative writing. As a romance writer myself, my goal is to let my readers experience the atmosphere of love through the words I’ve used, depicting a scene in the story—to make the reader feel what the character feels at a certain time and place. The only way to achieve this is to fill the mind with simple yet creative words that fuelled imaginations close to reality.
In our daily lives, we want to love and be loved. This is happiness. We are normal human beings who blushed and giggle when someone opens up their feelings to us not only in words but also in action.
“Action speaks louder than words.” We heard that line often. Showing how much we care doesn’t necessarily require a grand treat or gold. A simple gesture can mean the world to someone. Love is not measured in the price tags or how expensive the treat you gave, but to the thoughtfulness, because you remembered. “It’s always the thought that counts.” And that’s what mattered.
This Valentine’s Day, I want it to be fun and memorable. I asked myself two questions. Firstly, what would I do to say I love you in my own simple ways? And second—if I were a boy, what will I do to say I love you to my girl?
Just random fun thoughts, these are my 14 ideas to make the Valentine’s Day special.
- Cut-outs red, heart-shaped paper, placed everywhere in the house, including toilet and fridge.
- Sneakily, change the wallpapers of his gadgets, including laptop, tablet and phone. I’ll think of a suitable picture. It should make him laugh.
- A handwritten love letter. Yes, its ancient these days because of social media, but I love the old ways, anyway.
- Gift Idea: Flower vase. It’s where you will put the flowers you gave me.
- Gift Idea: A cookbook with lots of do-it-yourself breakfast meal recipe.
- Gift Idea: New sets of boxer shorts in your favorite brand, color and design.
- Afternoon treat: Ice cream or Pasta?
- I know you planned for dinner. Can I plan for our lunch? How about lunch by the sea? The sea breeze would be nice.
- Afternoon Treat: Cinema movie. Which movie you want to watch?
- Gift Idea: 1 TB USB filled with love song mp3s, including our theme song. Can I record my voice, singing?
- Gift Idea: Small female puppy named after you and me. Name combined.
- Gift Idea: Germinated Rose seeds. It’s economical the next Valentine’s Day when you’ve grown them beautifully. You will have your own supply.
- Breakfast treat: Fruit Shake. Mango or Apple?
- Gift Idea: Book. How about a copy of my new novel?
If I were a boy, what are my ideas to make the Valentine’s Day special to my girl?
- A bouquet of white and red tulips beside the bed.
- Musical Concert at night, reservation for two.
- Dinner by the sea or overlooking the city, with pianist and violinist in the background.
- A handwritten love letter.
- Gift Idea: Big white teddy bear.
- Gift Idea: Quilted Blanket. Our pictures will be on it.
- Gift Idea: Two Hearts Intertwined Necklace.
- Gift Idea: Small male puppy named after you and me. Name combined.
- Lunch Treat: Meal Delivery with chocolates at your place (office or home).
- Surprise Treat: Flowers, 3 red balloons, and chocolates delivered at your place (office or home).
- Breakfast in bed.
- Surprise Treat: Overnight stay in an island.
- Serenade her in bed.
- Red or white wine?
We have our own little ways to show how much we care and love a person. So here’s my Valentine treat for my readers out there. Get a copy of’A Timeless Heartbeat‘ for FREE at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/608175 . Just enter coupon code CK32Q (not case-sensitive). Offer good through February 15, 2017.
I hope you will love it. Happy Hearts Day.
|Cherry Seniel is the author of ‘A Timeless Heartbeat and North Emblem‘, the story of defying fate—a love of a lifetime. During the day, she works with her team and applies her knowledge in the field of Information Technology. In her free time, she reads anything she can find on the internet. Currently, she is working on her third novel that will be out early next year.|