Thursday, 10 November 2011
Writer's Corner: Let's Not Talk About Sex!
Whilst I haven't read a huge number of adult paranormals, the ones I have read can get a bit hot and heavy. In fact, when the heroine isn't kicking ass, she tends to be doing something else with it. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a bit of bedroom action in my books. Sometimes it gets a bit annoying when there is so much tension in a young adult book and no follow through.
It's just that I am not good at writing great romances and as an extension of that, I am not good at writing sexually charged scenes. Granted I haven't really tried, but even the tiny bit of romance in my young adult novel had me cringing a little. Like when you're watching a movie with your parents and there happens to be a sex scene. I don't know about anyone else, but this whole situation makes me feel terribly awkward.
Have you guys tried writing any sexy scenes in your books? If so do you have any tips?