Write a Kissing Scene in a Romance Novel

Writing a kissing scene in a romance novel isn’t the easiest thing to do and a lot of novice romance writers seem to get intimidated by the thought of it, as the great number of online searches point out. If you are looking for a magic formula or a recipe for perfection, you’re not going to find it in this article. Writing a book involves hard work and there’s no magic นิยาย formula that can do it all for you. However, there are ways to make it easier. Here are a few aspects each romance writer should consider before attempting to write a good kissing scene.

1. Each romance novel is different. It has its own unique fragrance and yours has a bit of you in it. Did I say “a bit”? I rephrase: a lot of you in it. So that’s where you’ve got to start: in you, with you. You can seek inspiration from other writers but never try to copy what they have done. Start from your personal experience (and that includes your “kissing” experience). You must have felt or experienced something no one else has. Look for that little spark of uniqueness and try to put it into words. Preliminary Exercise: before you start writing the kissing scene for your romance novel, take some time to describe in detail your own best kissing experience.

2. The kissing scene is not an isolated episode, something you just throw in because you know it’s got to be there. It’s the effect of many causes, the organic outcome of a whole range of physical and emotional factors. That’s why a good kissing scene will always have continuity with the rest of the story. Lead your readers on a path. Take them on a journey and make everything flow naturally. Nothing is worse than a scene that seems out of context or is inconsistent with the rest. Preliminary Exercise: make a short outline of all the little events that lead to the kissing scene.

3. Decide from the very beginning just how far you want to go. A good kissing scene – a love scene in general – does not have to abound in graphic details. After all, romance is not pornography. Ask yourself this question: do you want to go for subtlety or for a cruder approach? Do you want to go for soft tenderness, for violent passion or for both? In a complex kissing scene, the protagonists can be carefully led from one to the other. Preliminary Exercise: Write down a few keywords – no more than 5 – that describe your kissing scene (e.g. tender, sweet, violent, passionate, unexpected, strong, timid, stormy, sensual, liberating, etc.)

4. The setting plays a huge role in a romance novel. A good setting adds richness, credibility and magic to your scene. Like in a painting, every tint of color is important. Like in a symphony, every note matters. Colors, textures, smells, sounds – they all work together to create a rich tapestry that captivates and engages the reader. Preliminary exercise: Close your eyes and descend into the world of your novel. Imagine yourself in the place where the kissing scene is going to occur and describe everything as if you were there. Go for the most insignificant and minute details. If necessary, go on several journeys and come up with something new every time. Write it all down.

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