Monday, May 19, 2014

Monday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Vonda Sinclair

Characters, plot and GMC are integral components to any story, but in the romance genre, it’s the sexual tension and correlating emotions that add to the drama. Author Vonda Sinclair shares her tips on heightening sexual tension by utilizing the five senses.

Wonderful to have you with us again, Vonda!

I’m thrilled to be visiting with you guys again! As I mentioned in my previous post on this topic here at Romance University, sexual tension is the anticipation, the chemistry, the excitement, the wanting, and the waiting that may eventually lead to sex. Or maybe not. Tension and suspense are created when the outcome is unknown. Will they or won’t they? A strong push/pull synergy is at work. The two people are drawn together, but something also pushes them apart.

The five senses are an excellent tool to help heighten sexual tension in your romance novel. The words sensuality, and sensation come from the same root word, sense, meaning the mechanism of perception. When two people are attracted to one another, their senses are heightened and they will notice more details about each other. The five senses are, of course, sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Let’s look at each sense individually and see how they can be used to create sexual tension or make it stronger.

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Read the full article HERE!


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