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How to Write Sexy Descriptions and Sex Scenes

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Sometimes a writer needs the right word – fast – to keep the momentum racing along while he or she builds up that total word count. When writing sexy descriptions and sex scenes, you may need words such as ache, aching, arch, bare, bared, battle, beg, bite, blush, bounce, brace himself or brace herself, breach, bruise, bruising, brush, buck, bump, burn, burning, captivate, ...more
Kindle Edition, 122 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by VK-Now Books (first published December 31st 2011)
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TheFountainPenDiva
I have a marked aversion to “How To” books when it comes to writing. My personal experience has been less than satisfactory with a large portion of these so-called ‘guides’. Such books actually have the opposite effect. In some instances they inhibited my creativity because I was either too busy following the directions closely or agonizing if I thought I wasn’t doing it right. It also didn't help when books featured authors who were already huge successes spilling the same old advice that never ...more
Danny Tyran
I can't tell that I learned a lot. This book reminded me a few things that could be easily forgotten, like not to be too repetitive or cliché and to use sparingly adjectives and adverbs. The author says that verbs as "feel" can be advantageously replaced by descriptions of what is felt and verbs as "turn on" and "arouse" can be replaced by other more metaphoric verb as "inflame" or "consummate".

For the description of feelings and emotions, if you can't remember how you felt when you met someone
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Silvia
Sep 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: on-writing
I am not a professional writer but I have begun playing around with fanfiction (yes it's fun so don't wrinkle your nose), and have finally got my act together to try my hand at an original m/m romance as well.
I'm far from squeamish when it comes to naming things by their proper names but it's no fun to repeat myself for lack of useful alternatives, and it's no fun reading such repetitions. And along comes this small book, a gift from above, and it offers possibilities and alternatives on all lev
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A.D. Herrick
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic

What a fantastic reference book! I absolutely loved how the author described in great detail how to enhance scenes for both romance and erotica.
T.M. Caldwell
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing
Much more than a how-to; this book describes in detail the six stages of attraction, from simple awareness to actual sex. It also lists all the words used for various body parts and breaks them down by what sort of book you’re writing (standard lit, romance, or erotica). Useful for all people whose books contain some sort of romantic element.
Arial Burnz
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craft-of-writing
As an editor of romance and erotic fiction, I've seen countless authors using the same phrases and words repeatedly to describe the act of making love. As an author, I understand the frustration of trying to find new ways to describe the same thing. Kovalin does an excellent job of providing a handy resource to combat this problem.

Additionally, the information contained in the book about the erotic industry--addressing both male/male and male/female relationships--is spot on and real. This is pr
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Danni
Mar 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great little book for anyone who can't think of enough words for 'thrust'!

Nice and clear and with lots of tips for making your sex scenes more um...sexy.

Also liked the fact that it applies just as much to M/M as M/F.

At 2 quid it's a bargain.
Jessie Verino
Apr 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good advice for beginners as well as writers who have written a few love scenes.
KiKi
Oct 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sooo helpful

Loved the appendix of words. Such a helpful way to construct scenes and words. Very useful advice and suggestions to use.
Lilith Darville
Mar 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing
Excellent little "how to" book. A must read for all who incorporate sex scenes in their writing. Good job, Val!
Catrina Barton
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Again this gives us basics and largely focused on M/M. I wasn't impressed by anything in here. Then again, I'm not a beginning writer.
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Welcome. My nonfiction consists of the HOW TO WRITE series for fiction and nonfiction writers. My fiction is gay romance not intended for readers younger than age eighteen. I like humor, strong plots, vivid cultural details, and complicated characters and hope to offer you the same.

For four years, I was one of five paid reviewers for the All Romance Ebooks newsletter until the reviewing program w
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