As a newly self-published Historical Romance author, several people have asked me just how I write those steamy love scenes. So I came up with these few important notes.
-Stay true to character – if the heroine is bashful do not make her the dominant, sexy seductress. If your guy is strong and confident in character, do not turn him bashful.
-Keep it ‘real’ – don’t contort your characters in such a way that the reader will not believe the act is physically possible.
-Use your imagination.
-Keep the reader engaged – static love scenes and repetitive language is not likely to keep anyone’s interest. Stay fresh.
-Use this opportunity to get to know your characters, and allow them to grow. It isn’t just sex, it is a future husband and wife falling for one another.
It is at this point in my blogs in which I usually ask a question to readers. As the content here is of a ‘spicy’ nature, I have chosen to change the topic for my question.
So now I ask you: Do you have any tips for writing that you would like to share?