Workshop: Writing Hot, Delicious Love Scenes

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Workshop: Writing Hot, Delicious Love Scenes

Date: April 5 - 30, 2010

Instructor: Nicole North

Want to be more comfortable writing love scenes? Are you afraid your love scenes are more clinical than sexy? Do the sex scenes in your romance novel lack that magical spark and sizzling heat that makes the reader go WHEW!!? The romance genre has exploded with bonfire-hot romance and erotic romance novels and novellas over the last few years. In this workshop we'll explore the many aspects of fantastic, hot and delicious love scenes, whether you write mildly sensual romance or erotic romance. We'll look at the best ways of writing those all-important love scenes that take your characters to the next level of their relationship. We'll look at how to weave the action with emotion and other elements to create a sex scene the reader will love.
Topics covered:
Leading up to sex
Interweaving emotion and sex
Differences between romance and erotic romance
Choosing your words
Sexy dialogue
Humor during sex
Sexual positions
Personalizing your love scenes
Sensual settings
The hero
The heroine
Historical vs. contemporary love scenes
Oral sex
Avoid sex cliches
Sex and conflict
Written and multimedia examples

Please note: this workshop does not deal with pure erotica or alternative lifestyles. The lessons and examples contain graphic language and frank discussions of sexuality. You must be 18 or over to take this workshop.

This is an interactive online workshop with exercises and critique/ feedback from the instructor on your written love scenes. Workshop will be conducted via a private Yahoo group. Lessons will arrive at your email inbox.

About the presenter: Nicole North writes sensual and erotic romance novels and novellas. She is the author of paranormal erotic romance novellas Devil in a Kilt, Red Sage Secrets Volume 27 Untamed Pleasures, July 2009; Beast in a Kilt, Red Sage Secrets Volume 29, July 2010; and Kilted Lover, Red Sage, November 2009. She has finaled in over a dozen writing competitions and won several awards. Reviewers have said her stories are "sinfully delicious" and that they contain "heart and heat" and "killer love scenes." One contest judge even said, "You can zing a sex scene. Wow!" She has a BA degree in psychology but writing romance is her first love. Please visit her website to learn more and read past student testimonials:

Fee: $25

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