(Editor’s Note: Actually, most writers wouldn’t call themselves “hopeless romantics,” because that’s a cliché.)
Even if your corporate writing gig doesn’t scream of bodice-ripping passion, that doesn’t mean your writing has to be bland. Ask yourself: If Cupid looked at your intranet articles, would he come back for more of your je-ne-sais-quoi? (That’s French; très romantique, non?)
If you want to give your writing more of a spark, check out some of these scenarios:
Sitting next to someone who is singing “Let’s Get it On”
If your significant other can sing more a few notes, then pull out your notepad and write alongside the crooner. Listening to music can energize your writing ear—you’ll pay more attention to the rhythm of your words. If you’re not with someone who is musically talented, don’t worry; there are always jazz bars, the opera, or, if you’re feeling frisky, country line-dancing.