Sandra's Tip - Pluck Your Flowers from Your Writer’s Tool Box
As romance readers and writers there are two things we love: a male protagonist that can sweep us off our feet and flowers. So let’s combine the two. Our hero decides to give the heroine flowers. Now let’s take it one step further. Our hero is a history buff and he knows that in Victorian times flowers were used to send secret messages and that they had a language all of their own. So our rugged, Harley-riding male, not only brings the woman of his dreams flowers, he brings the flowers that speak from his heart because underneath that tough, devil-may-care exterior, he’s a true romantic. His bouquet consists of amaranths, which represents immortal love, azaleas—fragile passion, carnations—fascination and love, red Camellias—you’re a flame in my heart, primroses—I can’t live without you, and a red rose for passion. And once her florist friend, who is also a Victorian buff clues her in, she falls into his arms. Or maybe, he’s not willing to take the chance and includes a card that explains the meanings of the flowers and after she reads it, he gets down on one knee and holds out a blinding diamond.
Or you want to know what your heroine Laurel’s name means (glory) and she’s looking for a poisonous plant (belladonna) to grind up and feed her unfaithful lover.
Angelica (inspiration) makes her own oils and needs a sleep aid recipe.
These are just a few examples of the wonderful uses for flowers when we are writing.
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