Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Kiss Is A Kiss Is A Kiss

Monday I'll be interviewing Mary Connealy. She's a wonderful writer and one of my top favorites. Lately, I've noticed she has more description of a kiss. Believe me,  I think it is good. Who wants to kiss a card box character? I thought it would be interesting if we discussed a kiss in writing.

Do you remember the first kiss from your spouse? Do you still fill that tingle? Most of us probably do. I remember my feet left the floor, and I thought I was floating. How do you tell that experience in a book?

You have to draw a line between being discreet and being trashy. Think of what goes through your head when you're kissed. I'm sure you don't stand there like a statue, but you are thinking something. Your heart flutters, your knees go weak, the room starts to swirl, his hands entwine in your hair and he draws you closer, we could go on.

I'm not very good at kissing scenes. That's one thing I want to improve on. Let's see how it goes. "Jacob looked into Callie's sky blue eyes and knew he wanted to be with her for the rest of his life. He encircled her with his arms and their lips met. He felt a longing that he had never felt before. He knew he was home with Callie. His stomach felt like there were ten thousand bats in it, all flying at the same time. This was more than he had ever imagined. He didn't want to let her go, but for propriety, he had to."

"Callie saw the love in his eyes as he drew her to him. His lips touched hers, and she began spinning out of control. She wove her fingers in his que and held on for dear life.  Tingles went up and down her spine and she knew she never wanted him to stop. When he released her, she saw a smile she had never seen before. She knew he loved her."

This is my lame attempt to put a little more emotion into the story. Tell me what you think?

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