Saturday, August 31, 2013

A look into a teenage writer's world of kissing scenes

So by now you should know that I love writing and if you've seen my post titled, Noise, you'll also know that I'm a total sucker for cute fluffy romance. Unfortunately, if it's not a short story, then eventually cute fluffy romance leads up and up until you reach that dreaded moment...the KISSING SCENE! dun dun dun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was faced with this problem last week as I opened up chapter eighteen of Don't Save My Life and told myself, "Today is the day. Your readers have waited patiently for this moment. You will not choke."

Armed with a glass of water and dry coco puffs, I set at it again. but another 6 hours later, I ended up with(drumrolll please) a cute little four hundred word; before, after, and during this uncomfortable scene excerpt. I think the hardest part of writing a kissing scene for a teeenager like me,(one who still subconsciously closes her eyes when princess jasmine and Aladdin kiss.) is knowing how much is enough, and how much will or will not satisfy. 

Here's the thing, you want to make it incredible! I mean, that's what you've built your readers up for! that moment where it clicks that these two might actually have a future after all of your incessant jeering from outside the walls of the pages. Otherwise, there is no doubt that there will be an angry mob of readers storming your home at two o'clock in the morning. Trust me I've been one of them!

When it comes down to it, there are so many questions dealing with the perfect first kiss in a book.
Will it accidentally turn into a make out scene?
Will it be too bland it it's not a make-out scene?
Do sparks really fly? will that fly with your readers?
Was there a zing! can love be love without a zing! Mayvis had a zing! i need a zing!!!!!

Fortunately I managed to sort it all out. Now in honor of getting past this grueling period in my life, I'd like to celebrate by displaying the best kisses ever. Disney kisses!!! I also just downloaded a ton of old disney soundtrack songs to my cell phone. I'm feeling extremely Disney right now!

So what was the cutest disney kiss in your opinion? What about disney love stories in general? Also, please tell me in the comment's if you'd like to see a post that gives you the excerpt of the scene :)


  1. Ah! I know what you mean. Being one that hasn't found love yet, how am I supposed to write about that stuff If I've never experienced it? I'm always convinced I'll do it wrong, so I try to write it with the least amount of details possible, that way I don't screw it up. Being the miserable, forever alone girl that I am, I won't be able to write a kissing scene until I get a proper boyfriend, myself.

  2. I such a sucker for disney love stories! I do knkw what you mean, my MC's finally kissed a few days ago, and it had me do i do this. Should i even do this now? Should I wait? Too soon? Too late? i just ended up going with th e flow...but now reading this . i want to just erase the heck out thst scene *sigh*


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