Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday's Writer's Tip - Continuing with Tension in Romantic Scenes #MFRWauthor

Here are 3 more tips taken from From First Draft to Finished Novel by Karen Wiesner.

1. Write love scenes chronologically. For me this is an if you can. There are some times when I'm so involved with nailing the plot I don't have time to write the love scenes. Stopping to do this would block the flow of the story. There are also other scenes I don't write when I'm setting the words of the book on paper. Fight scenes and sometimes confrontation scenes. So here is where the advice from the book doesn't work for me. But if you do follow this route the scene can be used to develop what has gone before between the characters.

2. Focus on a trait or a part of the other character's body that appeals to the hero or heroine. Show the fascination with this from the opening and when the love scene happens let the reader know how the character feels about the chosen part.

3. Dialogue can be used to heighten the sexual tension between the characters. They may not be talking about making love and the words may be ordinary words but there can be a subtle acknowledgement of what is occurring between the pair.


Calisa Rhose said...

Ooh great tips! Thanks Janet!

Janet Lane Walters said...

Thanks for stopping by