Hi all, I am writing my first novel and I have a few questions before I really start getting into the nitty gritty of my story. I have some ideas but not anything 'set in stone' as of yet. I would very much like to write a love story, however, I feel that an element of time travel/shifts in time (to the future) may help enhance my themes ect. My real question is then, would it put you off if you went to read a love/romance story that involved time travel? The reason this worries me is that the story may lose its credibility and its relatability if I start delving into the metaphysical, and this in turn may weaken the emotions the reader will experience. What are your thoughts on this? I know that it has been done successfully, such as in Outlander, and in part, The time Travellers Wife (as well as others I'm sure). Secondly, on an unrelated note to the above, just a thought, I am planning on writing some romance scenes of a sexual (but not explicit) nature. Being a female, it would only feel 'right' to write this from the point of a female narrator, however, and I don't know why but, since the beginning of my thinking, I have always imagined the narrator as a man. I guess I do not have a specific question regarding this, but your thoughts and opinions would be extremely appreciated on this topic. Would it put you off (as a female) if a love story was depicted from the viewpoint of a man (and vice versa). Also, my experience as a sexual male is non existent , obviously! Although saying that, a lot of authors take on the character of someone that they are not (again, pointing out the obvious). Any comments or ideas will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.