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Happy Valentine’s Day! (With offerings other than chocolate…)

A romantic Valentine’s Day doesn’t always result in happily-ever-after because we can’t control every aspect of our lives.

But as a writer, you’re the master of your story’s universe. You devise the plot, create the characters, and determine the outcome. You decide if your characters will share a kiss on page 100 or wait until page 235. You determine the heat level of the love scenes.

So, in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’ve dug through the archives for posts to help you create those intimate and oh-so critical scenes.

Falling in Love on the Page: Writing Convincing Romantic Relationships – by Anna Campbell

Sex is Not Romantic…Or So I’ve Been Told – by Handsome Hansel

Engaging the Senses – by Maria McKenzie

Resisting Attraction: Body Language Cheat Sheets for Him and Her – by Angela Ackerman

Building Sexual Tension – by Vonda Sinclair

Pucker Up: Writing the Kiss That Makes Readers Melt – by Anise Rae

Writing the First Kiss – by Anna Campbell

On Lover’s Lips –  by Staci Troilo

Writing Integrated Love Scenes – by Theresa Stevens

How to Write Sex Scenes When You’re a Prude  – by Misha Crews

Burning Up the Pages…and the Sheets – by Rie Warren

Writing Hot Love Scenes – by Nicole North

Do you have any tips to share on writing intimate scenes? 

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5 Responses to “Happy Valentine’s Day! (With offerings other than chocolate…)”

  1. Great list Jen! Thanks for putting it all together in one spot!


    Posted by Carrie Peters | February 14, 2017, 9:14 am
  2. This is a wonderful list. Thanks so much. I’ve also loved the work of Susie Bright (How to Write a Dirty Story) for the sex portions and articles by NovelNow and Bryn Donovan for all the intricacies of writing romance.

    Posted by Anne Hagan | February 14, 2017, 1:02 pm


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