Workshop: Turn Up the Heat

Turn up the Heat! Heightening Sexual Tension and Sensuality in Your Manuscript

Presenter: Nicole North
Date: August 1 - 31, 2011
Cost: $25

Description: Editors want to buy spicy-hot romance stories now more than ever before. How do you do it? In this class we will discuss all aspects of sexual tension and sensuality and how they relate to the developing romance in your story.  You'll learn tips for successfully building sexual tension over the course of the hero and heroine's relationship from first glance, through climax, to happily ever after.  Several examples will be used to illustrate different nuances of hot romantic chemistry and how to employ them in your own story.  Learn how to avoid clichés and use sexiness in fresh new ways.  Strengthening sexual tension will take your story from ho-hum to so hot and delicious your reader can't put it down.   We'll do exercises for hands-on learning.  (Please be aware this course contains explicit and frank discussions of sexuality.)

**Topics covered**
Using the five senses more effectively
Sexy talk
Word choice
First kiss
First love scene
How to rebuild sexual tension after sex
Why point of view is important
Hot characters
Combining physical attraction and emotion
Body language
Differences between romance and erotic romance
Revising to make a sensual romance manuscript spicy or erotic

Fun Extras
Visual inspiration
Multimedia examples and exercises

This is an online workshop conducted via private email group. To learn more or register please visit my website:

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