Break-up scenes are such a thrill to write.

Hello everyone.

I am still in my writing cave and almost done with the first draft of another romance novel set in Abuja, Nigeria.

Yesterday, I wrote a break-up scene.

It amazed me just how much I enjoyed writing it, that I began thinking about the other times I relished penning down scenes with couple fights. I get such a thrill from those emotional and verbal altercations between lovers that it makes me wonder if I’m not a bit of a drama queen myself.

I’ll be honest and confess this; I love reading about couple catfights and watching it on TV, too.

One of my favourite TV scenes ever, was the quarrel between Rachel and Ross in ‘Friends’— when she found out he cheated on her with the girl who worked at the copier shop. It was so well written and acted, that I felt every emotion with the couple and could identify with both Ross and Rachel.

That remark “we were on a break,” from Ross, has stuck with me many years after watching it.

As a lover of romance novels and movies, I always enjoy a good emotional break-up scene.
Here’s a sneak peek of one in my work in progress. Hope you like it.


Ogonna rose abruptly, lifting her bag off the bed.

“Okay, then…” She made a move to walk past him.

Philip rushed to the door and slammed it shut, bracing himself against it.

“Step away, Phil. I want to leave,” she said.

“No!” Philip barked, broadening his stance, so she had no room to push him away. “We need to talk.”

“No, Phil. I have nothing else to say except, you can have her…”

“What? I don’t want her.”

“Do you think I’m stupid?”

“No, I don’t…Listen, please. I don’t know what Stella told you, but it’s not what you think…”

Ogonna burst into a mirthless laugh, interrupting Philip…


Rachel and Ross from “Friends”
One of my best scenes ever!
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Amaka Azie

She explores the beauty and intricacies of the continent in her sweet and sensual love stories. Her books showcase bold and exciting female and male African main characters with compelling storylines. She was named one of the most influential authors under Forty by the Nigerian Writers Awards (NWA) for the year 2017. Apart from getting lost in creating fascinating fictional characters, Amaka enjoys reading, painting and traveling with her family. She lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and daughters where she also practices part-time as a family Doctor.

6 thoughts on “Break-up scenes are such a thrill to write.

    • August 21, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Hehehehe…thanks. I do enjoy break-up scenes far too much! ??‍♀️

  • August 21, 2018 at 10:49 am

    How fascinating! Never really thought about it, but I know instinctively that I hate writing the breakups. Not sure why, but I guess I just love when everything is rose-colored glasses. Boring I know. I suspect it has something to do with childhood. Doesn’t everything? LOL

    • August 21, 2018 at 10:56 am

      Some people find them hard to read or write. However, I read books looking forward to them. It’s no wonder that writing break-ups gives me such a thrill…??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️

    • August 23, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Yes! I look forward those scenes a lot ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️…#Dramaqueen


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