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Romance/Love: December 23, 2020 Issue [#10529]

 This week: Getting through the ackward period
  Edited by: Lonewolf
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Writing romantic love scenes are always tricky. How graphic should they be? How much should you tell? Sometimes too many details ruin the effect. One of the most difficult aspects of writing short stories is establishing the mood. A story consisting only of places and people would be boring because the reader has no vehicle which to become involved in the story. So, setting the right mood can help smooth things out.

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Letter from the editor

A good romantic love scene requires deep internal bonds between the words and the reader. The external aspects which focus on the physicality and descriptive nature of the love scene need to be balanced with emotions and sensuality; keeping the sexual tension at a peak. If you have your story set up as a romance then give your readers an abundance of it, and if you don't, you will leave your readers dissatisfied.

For many writers, the thought of writing romance fills them with dread; showing their incapability to convey the message in the style they perceive romance to contain. Dig a little deeper and it's obvious that romance covers an enormous spectrum of genres; certainly enough to suit every writer. If you were to go with real feelings, it will make you smile at it and its corniness, which will make the readers feel it along with you. In the long run, it will ease your discomfort, and that will reflect in the interactions between your characters.

Here are a few things to consider:

1. A good romance is heavily descriptive and able to carry the reader into the authors' world, allowing them to empathize and visualize the characters' every breath and thought.

2. Writers who breathe life into their scenes take advantage of the skills they have, emphasizing the ones which are key to writing love sequences.

It up to you as the writer to choose the level of intensity and description of these scenes.

4. Be comfortable with the choices your character makes with regard to the level of intimacy they explore. Emotions can be as hot as physical lovemaking. Even when it comes to sex scenes it's not necessary to describe the act itself, but the thoughts, feelings, and sensations a character is experiencing are key.

5. Immerse yourself into sensuality-both for the scene your character is entering, and for yourself. Focus on as many senses as you can employ whilst writing the scene.

6. Write only what you are comfortable reading.

If you try to write what you consider a traditional romantic scene, it will probably seem forced, and boring. Those scenes are a dime a dozen. Use real emotions and shyness of how you feel to write the love scene between the characters, and laugh at yourself while you do it. That might translate into a great interaction in your scene between the characters, and something people can relate to that will make it real, unique, and a much more enjoyable read.

Writing a romantic love scene is all in the details. Ultimately romance stories are about the journey of a relationship. It's about making the characters come to life so much so that the reader is immersed in their emotions. The take away from this article is for writers to explore romance within their own comfort zones and genre.

Editor's Picks

Pillow Talk (a moment in time)  (18+)
A man and a woman talking to each other in bed (a moment in time)
#2239579 by Krago

A Lady’s Love   (E)
A short story from long ago. A lady gets on after the loss of her husband.
#2239574 by Whitney

Christmas on the rocks  (18+)
Judith and Ginny broke up. But then Christmas came. (The weekly Quickie Contest)
#2239262 by WakeUpAndLive~No cig for me!

Honeymoon  (18+)
it was the surprise it was intended to be.
#2238495 by Bob'n Around

Destiny  (13+)
Contest entry: Prompt was 'A destiny, oh it's the rising sun'. What is destiny?
#2238401 by D. Reed Whittaker

 Lost and found  (E)
Kay's strange encounter.
#2238238 by jaya

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