I think it is possible to insinuate too much. When I’m afraid of crossing a “line” and being inappropriate or insinuating, I question whether I would let my parents (they’re always helpful when you’ve gone too far) or one of my younger sisters read it. If not, maybe I need to adjust something.
I love the idea of having the main romance between a married couple!😍 Have you ever read the Scarlet Pimpernel? And, no, I don’t think having the wife wear her husband’s sweatshirt is weird at all. I once heard that Billy Graham’s wife used to do that when he was on trips.
I think most of my stories with romance have a different plot, with romance to help build either characters, or plot.
Totally tag me over on NaNo. I go by Arindown there too…so I hope I’m not too hard to find.
I haven’t read the Scarlet Pimpernel, although I should because I’d love to read someone “sticking it to” the French Revolution. I remember the Scarlet Pimpernel was mentioned in the Larry Norman song “Without Love (You Ain’t Nothin’)”. Yeah, I’m that old. My future spouse and I actually went to a Larry Norman concert back in the day.
My grandson, with our daughter and our son-in-law, lives on the ground floor and we (my spouse and I) live downstairs with the walk-out patio. So I don’t think I will be writing anything my grandson (middle-school age) would cause him damage if he stumbled across it. But I’m still going to be realistic with my characters. When my MC messes up our grandson will be able to read of the negative consequences.
Where did all the sweatshirt stuff come from? Must be something somebody said before I came in.
When I think of married couples in fiction where you wouldn’t expect them, I think of am example of the rare detective who is actually married. One example drawn to my attention was the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries by Dorothy L. Sayers.
I sent you a “buddy” request over in the NaNoWriMo realm.