Wednesday, February 1, 2012
CELEBRATE ROMANCE: HOW TO WRITE A LOVE SCENE BY SYLVIA HALLIDAY
It’s February – the month of love. RWANYC is celebrating with a month-long promotion on How to Write a Love Scene – writing tips from our authors of contemporaries, historicals, sci-fi, erotica, YA, confessions and everything in between. And on Fridays, we’ll post list of our members’ Favorite Declarations of Love, Love Songs, Lovers and Kisses. Join us in our Celebration of Romance.
HOW TO WRITE A LOVE SCENE
By Sylvia Halliday
An innocent girl new to sex? She makes a funny, awkward comment that makes the hero laugh and love her even more.
She's in love with him? Then she has joy or even tears at the culmination of her deepest desires.
She's hot for his body? Then she feels relief and gratitude, and does or says something special to show him how pleased she is.
Insecure? She withdraws emotionally after the act, afraid he's not satisfied. If he loves her, he reassures her.
Angry? Upset? Then the sex becomes fierce, violent, resulting in a defiant affirmation of her love.
When you approach the sex scene, don't think about what they will DO, think about how they are FEELING at the moment. There are just so many ways to describe the physical act, but there are dozens of different emotions at play that will make the scene memorable.♥
Sylvia Halliday has also published under the names of Ena Halliday, Louisa Rawlings and Sylvia Baumgarten. As Ena Halliday, she launched the now defunct Tapestry Line. She has written for Pocket, Kensington and Harlequin. Sylvia is working on a new Historical series and a Chick Lit with her daughter, Julia. Friend Sylvia at http://www.facebook.com/SylviaHallidayAuthor
COME BACK FRIDAY, February 3, for RWANYC's Favorite Love Songs.