July 18th, 2014

Let’s Get Down To It—Writing the Sex Scene

Susan Squires

Recently, I wrote a blog here at WITS about how to put sexual tension in your romance novel. But it felt like only half the story. Sexual tension often leads to…you guessed it…sex. Not all romances have sex in them, but many do. I’ve been teaching a class on writing romance and […]

December 4th, 2013

Write Like The Wind in Ten Easy Steps

by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Thanks so much to Shar and Jenny for inviting me to guest blog today! When you see the title of this blog, take into account that I’m a Libra, aka an air sign, so that’s probably why, instead of saying I write fast, I have to make the statement airy-fairy. But […]

September 2nd, 2013

Getting Your Characters to Spark

Before we get to the awesome Shannon Donnelly, I wanted to be sure you all saw the winner of Tiffany Lawson Inman’s critique: Angela Quarles!

By Shannon Donnelly

I just finished reading a story that had a major problem—no sparkage between the hero and heroine. Even worse, there was plenty of sparkage […]

April 12th, 2013

Why We (and our characters) Fall in Love: Part 1

by Fae Rowen

Backstory: I always wondered why my husband fell in love with me. He was a thirty-year-old “confirmed” bachelor when I met him. And I never intended to marry anyone. Six months after we met, we were engaged. How did that happen?

Mere weeks ago I attended a workshop that was totally different […]

June 8th, 2012

Finding Mr. Wrong — and the secret message of “I’ll call you.”

Rob’s last male POV blog was so popular we nagged invited him to return to WITS. We asked for it, ladies – we got it!

Finding the right relationship is the most important decision two people ever make. What percentage of murders result from failed relationships? Fifty? More?

The popularity of the romance genre […]