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Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 9:43 am
by CageSage
https://www.ingramspark.com/blog/how-to ... ce-authors

And even though this is about romance, the scenes in other genres where two characters need to show a bonding or commitment also need to be seen to be 'love' scenes as opposed to proximity or sex scenes. It's an interesting read.

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 10:08 am
by Enzed
This is excellent. The hardest thing is describing / conveying connections between characters.

It doesn't matter what the genre is. What a good find CageSage, thanks for posting.

It's the best explanation I've ever read.

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 10:39 am
by CageSage
It was good for me, too! The hardest part of any story for me is the two people who should be connecting. And the other hardest part is humour.

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 4:29 pm
by Rath Darkblade
Whatever the definition of romance, sex or love is, Fifty Shades is not it. :lol:

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sat, 08 Feb 2020 6:24 pm
by Enzed
Rath Darkblade wrote:Whatever the definition of romance, sex or love is, Fifty Shades is not it. :lol:


It's just about having power over someone vulnerable.

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 9:40 am
by Rath Darkblade
Yep. Fifty Shades is date-rape. :evil: I'm surprised it became as successful as it did, but I guess you can't go wrong appealing to the lowest common denominator.

Re: Romance? Sex? or Love? The scenes that matter

Posted: Sun, 09 Feb 2020 1:56 pm
by Rkcapps
Great article, thanks for sharing Cagesage :) Sex scenes are a turn off for me, they don't engage me.