• How to Write Clean Yet Scintillating Romance

  • By: Mary Gray
  • Narrated by: Mary Gray
  • Length: 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Monster Ivy Publishing
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

Regular price: $3.95

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Publisher's Summary

Bodice rippers are some of the most lucrative books in the industry. So what if you write romance that isn't as steamy?
I don't know about you, but I love reading and writing kissing scenes. And I don't write explicit scenes with sex.
If you're the same way, then you've happened upon the right audiobook. In this brief nonfiction work, I'll cover how to write clean yet scintillating romance in ways you may not have considered. I'll share:


The best piece of editorial advice I ever received (when my first publisher bought my first book from my first agent)
A method I like to call action versus reaction
How to escalate a kissing scene
How to use rhetorical devices and setting to heighten heat
Are you ready? Grab your pens and pencils, jot down your notes in your favorite apps, or simply allow the juicy material to soak in.
©2018 Mary Gray (P)2018 Mary Gray
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 03-27-18

So great!

I love that this has an audio format. I was able to listen while I made dinner for my family. It was pretty hilarious for my 13yo and 11yo boys to come in from school and hear Mary's examples of scintillating but clean heat. I kept getting, "What are you listening to??" I'm just trying to write better romance!
I study a lot of craft books and I know I've touched on a good one when I get specific ideas for my own writing. Mary Gray's thoughts are straightforward and make sense and I'm anxious to sit down at my screen and make my romantic elements sizzle.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tanya H. on 04-07-18

How to write kissing scenes

This is a very short book, basically an essay, but it does have some really interesting information. Going into it, I thought that when it referred to "scintillating romance", it was speaking more of the novel as a whole, but the book really only delves into kissing scenes. That's not a bad thing! This information is very useful! Basically, this book will teach you how to write a kissing scene that feels sexy even though there is no sex. The author diagrams numerous examples from her own books, and these concrete examples are very helpful.

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