Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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 Kate McMurray
The way to make a scene hot is to really get into the characters' heads. What are they thinking? What do they feel, both physically and emotionally? Be specific. Things don't just feel good or pleasurable, because those words are vague. Specific adjectives can really make a scene a visceral experience for the reader. It's hot and sweaty. Backs arch, skin tingles. There's pain or softness or or warmth depending on the circumstances.
And, above all, sex is messy and fun. There aren't always fireworks and waves crashing—sometimes there's laughter. Sometimes there are tears. Sometimes it's great and sometimes it's a disaster. But life's that way, too. And that's the way sex should be in a novel—it should show the lives of these characters just as surely as their actions outside of the bedroom do.♥
Learn more about Kate McMurray and her books at http://www.katemcmurray.com.
AND COME BACK FRIDAY, February 10, for RWANYC’s Favorite Love Songs.