What better way to wrap up Valentine’s week than with a little hot, sweaty sex?
For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about writing (or not writing, as the case may be) sex scenes. If you missed the posts, you can check them out here, here, here, here, and here. It’s an interesting topic and one that has no real right or wrong answers. What works for one reader may leave another cold, bored, dissatisfied, or skipping ahead.
I did a little research via my own bookshelves and found that, as a reader, I’m not even consistent about which scenes work for me and which don’t. One of the “didn’t work for me” scenes was 27 pages long. I’m still not entirely certain exactly what happened and I’m pretty sure some things were anatomically impossible. Conversely, a scene that “did work for me” was almost as long, but had great pacing, a dash of humor, advanced the plot, and left a nice tingly feeling at the end.
What’s a writer to do?
Well, practice for one thing. Writing that is, though feel free to practice other things as well.
What better way to get comfortable writing sex scenes than with a round of Random Word Improv. Consider it a little writing foreplay.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re preparing for a long weekend, head-down on your current manuscript, or looking for a little distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected Gates of Hell inspired words– can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
blindfold position silk heat
exciting rubber flexible melt
lucky bed kiss sticky
shower naked pillow skin
Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Back already? Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.
Happy writing to all.