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Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension In Your Fiction

I first learned about the 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy from Linda Howard, who used to give a very popular talk on the subject based on the work of Desmond Morris, Intimate Behavior: A Zoologist's Classic Study of Human Intimacy.… Read the post

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

Susan Squires

sex:typewriter pic 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.… Read the post

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Write Like The Wind in Ten Easy Steps

vlt_publicityby 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. … Read the post

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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

large_6262629758I just finished reading a story that had a major problem—no sparkage between the hero and heroine.… Read the post

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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?Read the post

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