Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wednesday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: AJ Humpage

There aren’t that many writers who don’t like writing action scenes or descriptive scenes. But few things give writers the jitters more than having to write love scenes. They can prove  troublesome even for the more experienced writers.

Buy why? Surely they’re not that difficult?

The answers to these questions depend on the writer, the story and the ever-changing writing landscape. The difficulties come in various guises.

Firstly, many writers just aren’t into writing about the love and sex and would rather bypass it than try to even string any description together. They would much rather concentrate on action or violence or something else entirely. It’s just not for them.

And more often than not, when we have zero interest in something, we have zero interest in writing about it. I fall into this category simply because love scenes bore me. I’m not interested in reading it and I don’t want to write too much about it. This is why I have zero interest in romance stories.

Unless you are specifically writing a romance story, you’ll find that love scenes aren’t really a necessity. They often serve only to titillate the reader or act as a “filler” to prop up the story and fill a page or two. Movies do exactly the same thing.

Those writers who are not interested in love scenes instead hint at what might happen between the characters, thus leaving the readers to their own imaginations. This is a preferable alternative that works well.

Other writers choose to ignore the obligatory love scene altogether and just get on with the story. Unless the story absolutely demands the scene, why bother writing one? Get on with the story.

Other writers . . .

Read the full article HERE!


If you missed my writing & marketing tweets and retweets yesterday, here they are again:
  1. 6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book by Karl Bunker — The Book Designer
  2. Book marketing | 151 must visit writing websites
  3. 15 Tips to Help Sell Your Ebook Series - BookBub Unbound
  4. Writers On The Move: Tread Gently - 10 Steps To Provide a Helpful Critique
  5. Place and the Novel’s Plot | Meg Wolfe
  6. Is It Possible to Market Your Books and Write at the Same Time?
  7. Cait London: Who Owns the Story?
  8. All Write - Fiction Advice: Writing Love Scenes
  9. All Write - Fiction Advice: Top Writing Tips
  10. The Moment In Your Story That Changes Everything
  11. Karen Woodward: Jim Butcher On How To Write A Suspenseful Story Climax
  12. Unforgettable Writing: Use all 5 Senses to Add Emotion | Writers In The Storm Blog
  13. Mythcreants » Four Dangers of Unplanned Character Death
  14. Southern Writers - Suite T: A Perfectly Flawed Character
  15. Author Crowdfunding: Not Just About Raising Funds | Where Writers Win
  16. How to Write a Social Media Policy to Empower Employees | Social Media Examiner
  17. Google Glass Offers a First-Mover Advantage You Shouldn't Overlook - Copyblogger
  18. 6 Things to Consider When Writing Promotional Copy for Your Book by Karl Bunker — The Book Designer
  19. Cory Doctorow On Freedom Of Expression, DRM, Piracy And Censorship | The Creative Penn
  20. How to Use Layers to Show Intense Emotions | Jami Gold, Paranormal Author
Happy writing and running, Kathy

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