Friday, March 21, 2014
1st Kiss Phenomenon and Fans of Sweet Romance
The world has discovered what fans of sweet romance already know. A fashion ad showing twenty strangers in that awkward moment before their first kiss has had over sixty million views on Youtube.
When I wrote the first book in my Love by Chocolate series for Avalon books, the guidelines were very specific - no sex. That meant the sensual push and pull between my characters could only go as far as a kiss.
Building a scene with a kiss.
Like any scene, the scene where your characters have their first spine-shivering kiss, must move the story along. This will be a turning point for your hero and heroine. Nothing will be the same in their relationship after that kiss.
The lips know what to do, but it's not all about that first contact. There's a dance they play before the actual kiss. Characters touch and talk - hands to arms, check to check, and lips to check.
Stay true to your story
If the tone of your story is lighthearted, your kiss should be in line with the lighthearted nature of your story.
"True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe." -
The Princess Bride
Wishing you, chocolate, love, and sweet kisses.