I Give You My Body

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385689810
Format: PDF, Docs
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For writers looking to make sure their next physical interlude on the page inspires readers to share the moment rather than to laugh at it, bestselling author Diana Gabaldon divulges the writing secrets behind the sex scenes in her wildly popular Outlander novels. “Ask me to your bed,” he said. “I shall come to ye.” In this revealing compendium, acclaimed writer Diana Gabaldon shares her invaluable lessons for creating an immersive reading experience, from evoking a mood to using the power of emotions to communicate physical intimacy. You'll learn the difference between gratuitous sex and genuine encounters that move the story forward, and how to handle less-than-savory acts that nevertheless serve a narrative purpose. Gabaldon also notes that sex can be conveyed instead of described. With such tips as "The Rule of Three" for involving the senses, handy lists of naughty euphemisms (with instructions for use), and Gabaldon's own examples from the Outlander novels, "I Give You My Body . . ." is a master class in writing to draw readers in and keep them riveted to the page.

How To Write A Dirty Story

Author: Susie Bright
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471108503
Format: PDF, Docs
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From bookstores to the Internet to Susie Bright's own tremendous success with the BEST AMERICAN EROTICA series, we are clearly reading and writing erotica more than ever. Now Susie Bright shows readers how to heat up sex scenes in everything from traditional novels and romances to science fiction and horror. She guides aspiring writers in reading erotica to discover the elements and styles that work. Then she walks them through the writing process: how to get hot ideas, devise steamy plots, use language like a pro and bring the story to a memorable climax. Each chapter features writing exercises and suggestions for non-writing activities that will galvanise the imagination and flatten any hurdle. Drawing on her own experiences, Bright explains how to find an agent, work with an editor, choose a publishing company and sell the work.

How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene

Author: Elizabeth Engstrom
Publisher: IFD Publishing
ISBN: 9780996553636
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Good sex scenes are a must in today's novel, and they don't just happen on their own. There is a structure, a method, and boundaries to be drawn. Whether you want to write for publication or your own enjoyment, whether you want to write sizzling sex scenes for your novel or erotic short stories, you'll find the tools here. This book is about recognizing the sensuality of our bodies, our minds, our lovers, our environment. Based on years of erotic weekends and riotous conference presentations, veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom presents in this book an awakening jolt for the senses. It is about recognizing and expressing the things that make us feel good about ourselves. It is about describing the indescribable. It is about writing.

Write Naked

Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1440347344
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age. Probst will teach you how to: Commit to your current work-in-progress, get focused, and complete it on schedule Reveal raw emotions and thoughts on the page to hook your readers Assemble a street team to promote and celebrate your books Overcome writer's block with ease Develop themes that tie together your books and series Write the most difficult elements of romance--including sex scenes--with skill and style Regardless of the genre, every novelist faces a difficult task. Creating authentic characters and an engaging plot are challenging enough. But attempting to break into the hotter-than-ever romance genre, which is constantly flooded with new titles and fresh faces? It can feel impossible. This is where Probst's Write Naked comes in. To survive--and thrive--you need the help and wisdom of an expert. Written in Probst's unmistakable and honest voice, Write Naked is filled with the lessons and craft advice every writer needs in order to carve out a rewarding career.

Romancing the Beat

Author: Gwen Hayes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781530838615
Format: PDF
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What makes a romance novel a romance? How do you write a kissing book? Writing a well-structured romance isn't the same as writing any other genre-something the popular novel and screenwriting guides don't address. The romance arc is made up of its own story beats, and the external plot and theme need to be braided to the romance arc-not the other way around. Told in conversational (and often irreverent) prose, Romancing the Beat can be read like you are sitting down to coffee with romance editor and author Gwen Hayes while she explains story structure. The way she does with her clients. Some of whom are regular inhabitants of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Romancing the Beat is a recipe, not a rigid system. The beats don't care if you plot or outline before you write, or if you pants your way through the drafts and do a "beat check" when you're revising. Pantsers and plotters are both welcome. So sit down, grab a cuppa, and let's talk about kissing books.

Worst Kept Secret

Author: Sienna Cash
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945070006
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No one wants to move back home at twenty-six--especially not Charlie Michaelsen, and *especially* not if it means dealing with her overbearing sister, not to mention confronting six years' worth of unresolved grief over her dad's death. But when reclaiming her childhood bedroom coincides with reconnecting with her long-lost high-school sweetheart, it feels like a sign. Next door, Wade Hunter has moved home, too. Charlie hasn't seen her neighbor since he was an awkward tween, still using the shared treehouse that had defined her own childhood. Now he's back, a nineteen-year-old college student with secrets of his own--and embarrassingly gorgeous to boot. As her ex-boyfriend frustrates her--are they just friends with benefits?--Charlie turns more and more to the kid next door. Along the way their running dates and casual conversations give way to something that feels like anything but "just friends." Simple lust? That's the easy answer. But maybe there's a deeper reason why the only person Charlie can talk to--and be real with--is the teenaged boy next door. WORST-KEPT SECRET is a sexy, poignant tale about love, grief, family, and childhood... and how sometimes going home means growing up.

The Wedding Date

Author: Jasmine Guillory
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399587667
Format: PDF
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THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER #5 LibraryReads Pick One of... Entertainment Weekly's "12 Romances for V-Day" Cosmopolitan's "2018 Anticipated Reads" Elle's "2018 Must Reads" Harpers Bazaar's "New January Must Reads" The Fug Girls' "Best Books of the Year" Elle UK's "Books to Get You Through 2018" Nylon's "January Must Reads" Hello Giggles' "New Release Recs" Electric Lit's "Books by WoC to Read in 2018" Bitch Media's "2018 Must Reads" BookBub's "2018 Romance Must Reads" Bookriot's "Must Read 2018 January Releases" RetailMeNot's "2018 Must Reads" "A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm."--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List) "What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel....One of the best books I've read in a while."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other... They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want...

Outlander

Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
ISBN: 0385674678
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.

There s Always the Hills

Author: Careron McNeish
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781910985953
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From his home in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. Following his career as an international long jump athlete, he has for forty years written and talked about walking and climbing in Scotland, meeting some of the sport's great characters. A prolific author, he has led treks in the Himalayas and Syria, edited The Great Outdoors Magazine, created new long-distance routes and made television series, campaigned for Scottish independence and raised a family with his wife, Gina. Now he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it until now unseen.