Writing Love Scenes

Learn to write love scenes like a a pro.cTwo professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget.This book shows you step-by-step ...

Author: Rayne Hall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1547280743

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Learn to write love scenes like a a pro. Two professional authors show step-by-step how to create conflict, depth and intensity, and craft a heart-warming or harrowing scene that readers will never forget. This book shows you step-by-step how to to write about - the first meeting - the first kiss - characters in disguise - confessing a secret - relationship conflicts - breaking up - marriage proposals and much more. Do you want to write 'clean' or 'steamy' love scenes? The choice is yours. This guide shows techniques for - keeping your characters and your writing chaste - implying intimacy without showing it - creating erotic tension without sexual action - seducing the reader with explicit sex. Whatever genre you write, you'll find useful advice for your story: - gay love scenes - lovers belonging to different cultures - love between members of different species - love scenes involving several characters. 'Writing Love Scenes' is intended for intermediate and advanced-level writers and want to learn specialist skills. It is not recommended for absolute beginners. About the authors: Susanne McCarthy is an experienced romance novelist. Rayne Hall is a professional fantasy and horror author, editor of the Ten Tales speculative fiction anthologies, and creator of the Writer's Craft series.

The Craft of Scene Writing

Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the details that create powerful scenes, citing examples from scripts old and new in this exploration of screenwriting technique.

Author: Jim Mercurio

Publisher:

ISBN: 1610353307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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A professional screenwriter's master class in writing the most critical and challenging script element--the individual scene. No one comes out of a movie talking about structure. What audiences love and remember about a movie are great scenes. Marlon Brando in the back seat in On the Waterfront giving his "I could'a been a contender" speech. Meg Ryan's fake orgasm in Katz's Deli in When Harry Met Sally with the climactic punch line: "I'll have what she's having." In Superbad, Jonah Hill professing "I love you" to his friend Michael Cera by touching his nose with a "boop." Great scenes will elevate your script from ho-hum to extraordinary--and from the slush pile to sellable. In The Craft of Scene Writing, accomplished screenwriter and master writing teacher Jim Mercurio analyzes and systematizes the beats, conflicts, character moments, action, dialogue, and structure that create powerful scenes. Citing examples from scripts old and new, The Craft of Scene Writing breaks down how great scenes reveal character, advance the story, and emotionally connect with audiences, plus demonstrates how to use these techniques in your own scripts. This incredibly detailed exploration of screenwriting technique will help beginning writers to write great scripts and experienced writers to gain a more complete mastery of their craft.

Writing Deep Scenes

The following love scene involving sex is taken from the middle of Diana
Gabaldon's Outlander, which won the Romance Writers of America RITA Award
for Best Novel. The moon was sinking, and I was shivering, half with reaction and
half ...

Author: Martha Alderson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599638874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Take a Deep Dive into Plot and Scene and Improve Your Writing Whether you're planning your first novel or have already written a first draft, you need to master the concepts of plot and scene to truly realize your story's potential. Writing Deep Scenes teaches you how to write strong, layered, and engaging scenes--the secret to memorable, page-turning plots. It's filled with practical tools for building layers and nuance into your scenes, employing the right scene types at the right junctures, and developing a profound understanding of how plot and scene intertwine. Inside you'll learn: • How scenes are comprised of three key layers: action, emotion, and theme. • How to recognize each layer and weave them seamlessly into a scene. • How to develop an intricate relationship between the action and emotion in every scene. • How thematic imagery embedded in scenes increases a story's tension and contributes to the story's meaning. Using contemporary examples from a variety of genres, Writing Deep Scenes provides an effective method for plotting at the scene level. Use these techniques and enrich your fiction and memoirs with page-turning suspense and pathos, and explore new depths in every story you write.

The Writer s Digest Handbook of Novel Writing

In the novels I read daily as an editor , too often the conflict in a love scene is
obscured by false casualness , too much physical description , or the author ' s
obvious discomfort . Too often it seems that the writer has not figured out what the
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Author: Tom Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000025868021

Category: Authorship

Page: 260

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In essays drawn primarily from Writer's digest magazine, noted novelists, leading editors, and teachers address the specifics of novel writing--from how to create dialogue to how to negotiate a contract with a publisher. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Writing a Romance Novel For Dummies

Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher ...

Author: Leslie Wainger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053157

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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In love with romance novels? You’re not alone! Romance is today’s most popular fiction genre, accounting for more than half of all mass market fiction sold. If you’re looking to make a serious effort at writing a romance and getting it published in today’s multifaceted markets, you need to learn as much as you can about this highly successful field—especially how to create the perfect heroes and heroines. Now, in this easy, step-by-step guide, a top romance editor gives you the know-how you need to succeed as a romance novelist! Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is perfect for both beginning and more accomplished writers who are looking to get the leading edge on writing a romance novel and get it published. Leslie Wainger, Executive Editor at Harlequin Books, explains what it takes to become the next Nora Roberts, providing the techniques you need to: Select a pseudonym Write a compelling, heartfelt story Find the right agent and publisher Submit a manuscript Market your novel Join clubs and associations Packed with insider advice, this plain-English guide helps you grasp the building blocks of a great romance, providing practical tips on the craft of writing as well as savvy pointers on how to hook your reader from page one, write with passion, and shape a proposal that will wow agents and editors. You get lots of expert tips on analyzing the marketplace, creating compelling characters, and finding your own voice. Wainger also: Demystifies the sub-genres of the romance world, from historical, contemporary, and multicultural to paranormal, romantic suspense, and Christian/inspirational Explains plotting, pacing, and writing those crucial love scenes Discusses how to conduct research, assign credits, and get permissions Helps you decide whether it’s best to write alone or with a partner Complete with a manuscript preparation checklist, tips for revising your work smoothly and successfully, guidance in understanding and negotiating a contract, and a list of romance writing resources, Writing A Romance Novel For Dummies is your one-stop guide to becoming a published novelist!

New York Magazine

... the work for you, why not? But to act (or write) an ordinary prose love scene in
which people ... Unless you count the writing—simple, imaginative, and poetic
enough to send shudders up and down the stodgiest spine. The scene is sweetly
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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

People I Have Met

Not because it is difficult to write love - scenes — according to the received
modenot that it is difficult to please those ( a large majority ) who never truly loved
, and whose ideas , therefore , of love and its making , are transcendentalized out
of ...

Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433076073208

Category: American literature

Page: 357

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Steaming Up Your Love Scenes

A How-To For Romance Writers And Others Emma Holly ... NON-SEXUAL
DETAIL In the case of most love scenes, you're writing a fantasy: something that
couldn't happen in real life, even if you wish it would. One of the ways you help
your ...

Author: Emma Holly

Publisher: Emma Holly

ISBN: 9780984916238

Category: Reference

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Wish your love scenes had a bit more sizzle? Wondering why some writers get their readers fanning their faces and others not so much? No worries! Bestselling “red-hot” author Emma Holly’s simple tricks could help you do the hot-cha-cha!

Fiction Writers Guidelines

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GUIDELINES FOR WRITING LOVE SCENES FOR JIVE & INTIMACY & BLACK
SECRETS All Stories nust have two love scenes . They should be romantic in
nature ...

Author: Judy Mandell

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000320841

Category: Reference

Page: 337

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An updated and revised version of the well received first edition (should save both editors and authors a lot of work--Wilson Library Bulletin) reproduces the exact guidelines for freelance contributions for over 260 periodicals. Included are well-known (Atlantic, Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen) and lesser-known.

People I Have Met Or Pictures of Society and People of Mark Drawn Under a Thin Veil of Fiction

Not because it is difficult to write love - scenes — according to the received mode
— not that it is difficult to please those ( a large majority ) who never truly loved ,
and whose ideas , therefore , of love and its making , are transcendentalized out
 ...

Author: Nathaniel Parker Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:591059166

Category: Literature and society

Page: 248

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Setting the Mood

Do you sit and stare at the page blankly hoping for inspiration when you get to the hotter parts of your story? You are not alone. With this simple guide you can get past your fears and let your writing flow.

Author: Eve Adams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1520149387

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"Setting the Mood: Simple Steps to Write Better Erotic Love Scenes," by erotica and romance author Eve Adams, is a how-to guide that teaches you how to not only put yourself in the mood to write hot love scenes that will help sell your book and establish your name as an author, but will also help you feel more confident about the entire process. Everyone wants to read the hottest love scenes from the best new authors, but what goes into creating those scenes for readers? Are you terrified of what you might do wrong when starting out? Do you sit and stare at the page blankly hoping for inspiration when you get to the hotter parts of your story? You are not alone. With this simple guide you can get past your fears and let your writing flow. This relatively short book of 12,388 words has a formula you can follow to get those sexy words down on paper and start feeling your sex scenes both before and as you write them. Inside you will also find advice on how to use your five senses to create more authentic imagery in your work, giving your readers what your cover and blurb promises them, writing what you are comfortable reading, and more. Get writing those sultry scenes today!

The Everything Guide to Writing a Romance Novel

New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

Author: Christie Craig

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781605507927

Category: Reference

Page: 320

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Every year, thousands of romance manuscripts are submitted to publishers, but only the best are eventually published. This simple guide—written by two awardwinning romance novelists—will show readers what it takes to break into this highly competitive market and will provide them the information they need to get their manuscript out of the slush pile and onto the bookshelf. Readers will learn how to do the following techniques: build a story from premise to plot; add a fresh twist to a classic storyline; create compelling characters; write sizzling sex scenes that carry an emotional punch; research agents and markets; write a story that an editor can’t reject; and promote themselves and their work. New writers, and even experienced writers, will find the solid howto information here invaluable. This is a musthave for aspiring writers who want to write the perfect love story.

The Writer s Handbook 2002

All three genres, he notes, share a sense of heroism, idealism, and fantasy. He
cautions new romance authors against writing "gratuitous love scenes. If you're
going to write a romance that's based on sexual exploits, it's difficult to develop
the ...

Author: Elfrieda Abbe

Publisher: Writer

ISBN: 0871161893

Category: Authorship

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A guide for professional writers with over 1,000 pages of essential information, how-to advice, and the paying markets for their work.

The Writer s Handbook

All three genres , he notes , share a sense of heroism , idealism , and fantasy He
cautions new romance authors against writing “ gratuitous love scenes . If you're
going to write a romance that's based on sexual exploits , it's difficult to develop ...

Author:

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ISBN: UVA:X004593776

Category: Authorship

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Scenes from a Writer s Life

Autobiographical reminiscences of author about his childhood and youth.

Author: Ruskin Bond

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0140270663

Category: Authors, English

Page: 178

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Autobiographical reminiscences of author about his childhood and youth.

The Romance Writer s Pink Pages

Red Sage Writer's Guidelines Sensuous, bold, spicy, untamed, hot, and
sometimes politically incorrect, Secrets stories concentrate on ... These character-
driven stories always concentrate on the love and sexual relationship between
the hero and heroine. ... These love scenes should be sophisticated, erotic, and
emotional.

Author: Eve Paludan

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 0761501681

Category: Reference

Page: 325

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Offers advice on choosing agents and evaluating contracts, and includes directories of agents, publishers, and magazine markets