07-14-18 Cassandra O’Leary

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Love Conquers All

Love conquers all. Such a cliche right? As romance writers this is our motto. We can't write, or sell, without this cliche taking form. As humans we want to know that the world isn't as harsh and cruel as it seems. We desperately want there to be something that can swallow up the cruelty of the world.

Personally, and in my career, love really does conquer all... If your willing to fight for that love. The characters I write have their flaws, including some of them not believing they are worthy of such all consuming love, but they are all willing to fight for it. Weather it's against the outside world, against each other or themselves, they end up thriving in that love.

Take for instance my first novel, Key of Time. My heroine, Imogen, had been in love with the hero, Blaise, for years. Even though he didn't feel worthy of her adoration almost loosing her taught him that he had to fight for the love he desperately wanted.

In my personal life, I've watched my parents fight against illness while proving to themselves and each other how much they love each other. My husband and I have had out tough times, but without the fight for that all consuming love we would never be where we are today.

What is something in your life that you feel is cliche yet is completely true?

 Artwork Copyright 2014 Ellie Thiebaud


Paty Jager said...

I agree the cliche Love Conquers All is the basis of every romance. It has to be to make the story work. And with so many authors, so many voices, and so many themes it never falls flat. It is a tried and true gauge of a good romance. Thanks for a thought provoking post.

Judith Ashley said...

Getting old isn't for the weak at heart or a sissy or ??? (there are variations I've read or heard over the years). And that is very true. As I approach a birthday month (November), I can honestly say that it never occurred to me I'd have the aches and creaks I do.

Love Ellie's artwork, Mae.

Diana McCollum said...

Love Ellie's artwork too, Mae. As a romance writer I have to agree that Love does conquer all. That thread is what holds a true romance story together.

Sarah Raplee said...

Wonderful post, Mae! showing people through our stories that love can conquer all sorts of problems and difficulties gives people hope, which is essential to happiness. Love also gives life meaning. Research has shown meaning makes life more satisfying than happiness.

That's why our work is important. We give people hope and remind them their lives are meaningful while we entertain them.

Sarah Raplee said...

Forgot to say that Ellie is so talented! WOW!