And, yeah, I know there are authors out there who write scenes with a whole lot more than kissin’ going on. I am not one of those authors.
You know what? It’s tough to write a good kiss. I know what a good kiss is. All the credit goes to my husband, the only man I’ve kissed since our wedding day. (And if any of my kids are reading this post, I apologize for embarrassing you beyond words.)
But experience doesn’t necessarily translate into the ability to put that, um, experience into words.
After I gave my hero and heroine’s first kiss my best effort, I got feedback from one of my mentors, best-selling author Susan May Warren. Her advice: Slow the kiss down.
Sounds like good advice for kisses — whether you’re writing about one or, um, sharing one.
In Your Words: Readers of romance, any favorite kisses that you’ve read come to mind? A time when you finished a scene and thought, That was soooo romantic — and wanted to kiss your husband or your boyfriend?
Just for fun: Here’s a video clip from The Princess Bride that supposedly highlights the best kiss of all time!