Bet you thought I was done. So did I.
Well, here we are. In the afterglow, so to speak.
You've written the big scene. Now, what?
The title of this post should be: Making Sure Your Sex Scene Doesn't Suck, but I think that could actually be what you want to happen in it, so I'll leave it at that.
Hey, I've been good not pointing out every double entendre in these posts! I deserve one!
*ahem* Moving on....
Happy New Year, everyone!
We've talked about making sure a sex scene is necessary. We've discussed heat levels. Now that we know what we want, let's get down to business.
We've gotten over our jitters, and decided that we really do want that sex scene in the book. Now, what heat level should the scene be? And because the two coincide, how much detail?
Heat level, you ask? I'm happy to explain that. This is a quick post, as it should be a fairly easy decision.
There's some work to do even before we write the sex scene we're planning. We covered some of that last month, and we'll get to some more now. The planning is every bit as important as the execution. Whether you're a pantser or a plotter, authors must consider whether the scene is necessary.
Sometimes, what makes a scene stand out in a reader's mind is how awkward and out of place it is. Don't write a sex scene just to write a sex scene.
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