WRITING THE LOVE SCENE AN ANALYSIS OF HOW TO WRITE ROMANTIC LOVES SCENES LIKE THE EXPERT (Romance Writers Book 4) – By KAREN WINTER – AMAZON
February 23, 2020
“Typically the author will choose the point-of-view character for the love scene based on who will be impacted the most by what happens in this scene, i.e. character growth. However, sometimes we get to see how both characters are affected by the lovemaking, with the scene being written in alternate points of view – sometimes just using transitions to indicate the change, and sometimes inserting a break into the scene where we change characters.”
“The love scene is focused on the emotions and thoughts of the characters. Descriptions of the setting and the physical actions of the characters are carefully incorporated into the scene, merely as pointers for the reader, showing where, when and what is physically happening, but not done in such a way that if detracts from the emotional aspects of the scene. However, in sensual or erotic romance stories, the physical aspects of lovemaking are more fully described for the reader.”
“We want the reader to become immersed in the experience so that she feels as if she’s the heroine being made love to by the hero. We want her to be emotionally swept away, to feel worshiped and adored by him, her body coming alive as we hone in on the heroine’s physical response to the hero’s touch and glory in the tenderness and her feeling of being one with him.”
This book uses examples from contemporary, historical, paranormal and erotic romance novels. Ms. Winter’s provides italicized commentary within the loves scenes to teach you what is working and how the author is skillfully writing the love scene. If you are writing romance novels this how to write book will help. You will gain knowledge and understanding of how to write a love scene. I recommend this book.