The Four Loves Quotes by C.S. Lewis(page 2 of 5)
How to Write a Kissing Scene
If you want to learn how to write a kissing scene for a romance novel or other work of fiction, you must first understand the motivation. The act of kissing arises from an uncontrollable desire on the part of the two characters about whom you are writing. This is the very fact you must also communicate to your reader, and not too subtly, so that they may truly enjoy your kissing scene. Imagine if a man you had never seen before, and to whom you were NOT attracted in the least, walked up and laid a big fat kiss on you. Would it inspire you and turn you on, or would it disgust and embarrass you? I'm betting on the latter. On the other hand, if a hot guy you've been secretly admiring for weeks grabbed you in a heated moment and kissed you, it would be a very different story indeed.
Chrys, where have you been all my writing? First, Happy Birthday. Second, congratulations on the hurdle Great to meet you - finally! I have been unknown. It's great to "meet" you too.
The perfect kissing scene is found smack dab between these two adjectives in the title — steamy and sophisticated — as it is the balance of coy and crude that can develop into a beautiful scene. In order to craft the perfect kissing scene, it is important to look back on the work of others in order to see what works. In this scene the young writer, affectionally named Stingo, is observing a painting beside a young jewish girl named Leslie. In all truth I had not invited this prodigy of a tongue; turning, I had merely wished to look at her face, expecting only that the expression of aesthetic delight I might find there would correspond to what I knew was my own. But I did not even catch a glimpse of her face, so instantaneous and urgent was that tongue. Dolphin-slippery, less wet than rather deliciously mucilaginous and tasting of Amontillado, it had the power in itself to force me, or somehow get me back, against a doorjamb, where I lolled helpless with my eyes clenched shut, in a trance of tongue. Styron uses the element of surprise to initiate this kissing scene.