The Love Scene
|Gently he leaned into her, |
his soft lips brushing hers.
Wait...thats not how I wanted to start my opening line. Something a little more upbeat, please!
Lucy gazed into those honey coloured eyes. If he didn't kiss her soon she would take matters into her own hands. Sliding her fingers up his neck, she wound them into his hair. Ben's soft lips descended upon her own. Finally, she thought. Thank God, I wore matching underwear...
No...not quite right.
When it comes to writing 'the' love scene for your main character, do you ever find yourself re-writing, repositioning, re-directing? I've been working on the main love scene for a couple of days now. It's a slow process, sometimes you can just knock one out; other days you just need more props. Whether for the characters benefit or myself - I find myself lighting a few candles, popping on some background music, throwing open the window.
Checklist for 'the' love in scene - take #1
Soft lighting...Oh wait I think we've covered that
Wine...eh, maybe champagne...wine...okay lets go for martinis
Food, is there food? Maybe just strawberries...
Sizzling chemistry...double check
Biting lower lip...check
Wait...shall we just take it outside...the leafy woods? Or maybe the beach? I suspect my characters may abscond the scene at this rate, or worse toss the hot candle at me. Hurry along dear writer, they call out. Right - back inside folks, the weathers not so great for the outdoors today.
Phew! Okay action, fingertips at the ready...set go! Write as madly as possible, and keep at it until something beautiful is hammered out. Please tell me, do you need props when writing your love scenes? And how often do you start that opening line?
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