Writing Love Scenes

When there’s a romance brewing between two characters in a story, even in genres other than romantic fiction, readers will want the characters to, at the very least, kiss.

When I’m reading, I know that I always want that to happen – and I feel let down when a story with a promising slow-sizzle ends without a physically sensual moment. I’m sure the protagonists feel cheated too.

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The challenge in writing a romance in an Indian setting

In response to a question posed by poet and author, Madhuri Maitra:

The romances I grew up reading revolved around dashing Englishmen, debonair French nobles, ruthless Arab sheiks, swashbuckling Australian ranchers and the like. The stories unfolded in exotic locations. Therefore, when called upon to write a romance in an Indian setting, I imagined it would be difficult. How would I get an Indian hero to do what Englishmen and Frenchmen had been doing in the Mills and Boons of yore?

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The art and science of lip-locking

The Modern Woman’s bedside companion*

There is tons of literature on ‘lip-locking-for-first-timers’ written by self-professed gurus. This self-help, do-it-your-self manual is different because it is written for women by a woman. Thus, it addresses every woman’s first-kiss fears, and has practical tips that will bring home the bacon lips.

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