Writing (sex) scenes…it’s not easy!
Someone commented a few days ago about how it must be easy to write sex scenes. I’m not sure what they were reading, but to me writing a sex scene is harder than co-coordinating eight characters all doing something different in the same scene!
First you have to decide if it’s a sensual scene or one that’s closer to animalistic, which your characters decide on more than you do. Some characters would just be hard to picture as sweet and soft…
Body parts, that’s where it starts to get tricky. In a normal scene you can have your characters doing any one of a thousand movements and it’s easy for the reader to see it. With a sex scene you have to make sure legs, hands, arms… and so on make sense where you’ve got them. You don’t want it to read as an aerobic workout or have your characters doing things even contortionists can’t manage.
Varying your actions and descriptions is probably the hardest thing when it comes to putting those scenes on paper. Let’s face it; there are only so many ways you can describe basically the same thing over and over without it becoming boring. The description has to match the mood and character as well. There’s nothing worse than reading “…he thrust … thrusting hard … she gasped … gasping, he …moan … moans … moaning…”
You get the point. Writing those scenes take more time than any other part of the book and they’re not easy.
In a fit of temper, Gracelyn’s only sister curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing, at an exact moment, can break the curse. After years of failed attempts, she is forced to accept living her life completely alone.
Her world becomes calm and predictable —until one Halloween night …
one costume party …
and one masquerading man change everything.
About the Author:
Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area. No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow.
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped. Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around. Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come.