In romance writing, sex is often used to show intimacy or commitment. But what if you want your characters to be together while it doesn’t make sense for them to dive into bed (yet)? Or what if you don’t want to write sex at all? Thankfully, there are ways to show intimacy without sex!
The word vagina probably hasn’t been sexy since Ancient Roman times (when – surprise – it actually was a rather scandalous term). So if you’re a romance author who regularly features female characters doing naughty things, you’ll need to find some other words for “vagina” to use! Don’t worry, there’s enough to choose from.
You undoubtedly know the advice to include all five senses in your writing. After all, sensory details bring your scenes to life for your readers. But did you know there are more senses than just sight, sound, taste, smell and touch?
So. Let’s talk about dicks. If you’re a steamy romance writer, you probably won’t get around mentioning them every now and then (unless you’re writing f/f romance, of course!) The problem: nobody likes the word “penis”. It’s so clinical and – in my opinion – terribly unsexy. So what else are you supposed to call […]
If you’re writing about love, it is absolutely essential that you can immerse readers in your romance. If you can’t convey the feelings between your characters – well, then what do you have left? Unfortunately, writing a convincing romance isn’t the easiest thing. I’ve always been a fanatic romance reader. When I started writing romance, […]
Do you want to write a sex scene? Or perhaps an entire steamy story? For many people, writing about sex is a pretty scary idea – not just because it can be so personal, but also because it’s terribly easy do it very poorly.
Most romance readers don’t like all romance. At least I know I have my favourite romance tropes (hellooo, enemies to lovers)…. So today I decided to make a list of the most important romance tropes in books and movies!