Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Need Help Getting Your Love Scene On?

Love, love, love is in the air with Valentine's Day right around the corner. Need some help with that love scene? Well, this Writer Wednesday post is for you! My writer friends and I are on the job. Introducing another fabulous workshop by our contest and workshop guru, Brenda Drake.

All the gooey details...

Love scenes can be in any category and genre. Yes, middle grade, too, especially upper middle grade. In some middle grades there can be a budding relationship and 'love' scenes may be more about the characters not sure what's happening with those hormones that have been dormant but are awakening as they approach puberty. Think more of a friendship confusion thing. YA, NA, and Adult, well, anything goes as long as it's PG13.

Yes, we're keeping this PG13 people, so stop before you get to 3rd base. The scenes are limited to 300 words max. It can be any love scene in your manuscript that you want a critique on. We'll take 35 entries. Critiques will go live February 12-28

Sign up on the linky at Brenda's blog HERE for a chance to win a spot in the workshop and to learn about all the awesome critiquers from January 14 through January 20. We'll post more information about formatting when we post the winners on January 21.

How do you feel about writing love scenes? Love 'em? Hate 'em?

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  1. I like writing love scenes, but I have to have the correct mind-set to do it. Sometimes I can just dive right in and write the whole thing, but there are also times when I get to the part where I know there will be a love scene and I think, "Nah. Not now." Kind of the author's equivalent of "Not tonight, honey; I have a headache." :) Then I'll just mark it with [love scene], move on, and come back to it later.

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    1. Love it, Juli! I enjoy writing love scenes as well. But, if I'm in an I-hate-the-world type of mood, it's not always the best time for lovey-dovey writing. Although, on the opposing argument, if I am in a bad mood, writing that moment when the characters connect can lift my spirits. So, in truth, it's a 50-50 chance.

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  2. Sounds so great! One day I'll jump in on the bandwagon with you guys to critique this stuff and work with fellow writers! It sounds like such fun and it creates a close-knit group of writers who work together - what else can you ask for?

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    1. It's so much fun! I love interacting with everyone and meeting new people. Whenever you're ready to jump in, just send a note to Brenda. She does these contests/workshops all the time so no pressure, and just whenever you can.

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