So this is a post I have been wanting to write for a while. The question/thought floats around when writing. And I really don't know!
Being a writer, this is the most awkward of them all!
I'm that 16 year old girl that has never been kissed (or anything like that) I have chosen not to date till I'm older. (Like my late teens, or twenty's) Though that does not help my case with the whole "writing that romance stuff"
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Over the course of writing Clandestine, there has been two kissing scenes! Yes, two kissing scenes. I am going to have to say, they are amazing scenes. For someone who has never been kissed, or hugged, (I've been hugged by my guy friends. But the buddy type.)
I had been talking to my friend Diana, (who also writes) I was complaining about how hard it was, while I was sitting on her bedroom floor writing my second love scene. Lucky for me, she agreed with me. I just love it when friends can help share those struggles... I asked her how she did it. And the answer was pretty simple: She reads lots of books, so she already had the general idea of how to write one.
(My kissing scenes are not sloppy. Its just a kiss, noting more. Thought I might put that out there.)
Tips for writing them:
- Read lots of books: This will help you get the gist of how to sentence one such scene. Describing words, feelings and other such notions.
- Watch movies: Now I know that might sound lame. But watching films will give you a feel for it. See how the characters act in the romantic situation. Over NaNoWriMo and writing Clandestine, I watched lots of romantic clips on YouTube. And oddly, they really helped!
- Listen to music: I like listening to music when writing. Though some people don't. But for me I do, so when it comes to these scenes, I listen to the love songs. *Coughs* Taylor Swift.... Oh and Christina Perri!
- Seriously, don't worry. Write from the bottom of your heart, wish the best for your characters. And you can always rewrite later. :)
That's all I can think of at the moment. Let me know what you do when coming to these scenes?! I would love to know what others do with this. :)