14 Different Writer Reactions to Their Characters First Kiss #writers #romance #kiss

 

The writer has been cleverly building the romantic tension between their main characters. Both characters have been playing what I like to call ‘flirty games’  for a chapter or so (lots of giggling, eye contact, lip biting and playing with hair) and now it is time for them to kiss. The writer takes a deep breath and dives straight into writing the first kiss.

Once finished the writer sits back and casts their eye over what they have written.  Below is a list of different writer reactions to the kissing scene:

  1. *Dreamy facial expression followed by a gaze out of the window*
  2.  Sigh!
  3. “Yuk that sounds gross!” – the writer looks away in disgust.
  4. “Calm down – it’s not like he’s the last man on Earth!” *rolls eyes at female character*
  5. “Would it be that intense and passionate on a first kiss?” *chews end of pencil and deliberates*
  6. *Mischievous wink at a passing loved one*
  7. “Where did you learn to kiss like that?”  *raises eyebrows at male character*
  8. “I am going to have to spend all day rewriting this particular scene..”
  9. “Hang on let me just think about head angles here…” 
  10.  “Yep…that did it for me!” *reaches for electric fan*
  11. “You are wasted on her!” *Seductive look at male character*
  12. “I think he will need to pop a mint before kissing her….that packet of Scampi Fries he devoured earlier won’t smell great!”
  13. “I think I need to get out more!”
  14. “Don’t kiss him and then eyeball the cute minor character…for goodness sake this is a serious piece of fiction!” *rolls eyes at female character*

If any of my readers have any other writer reactions that they would like to share – leave me a comment 🙂

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49 thoughts on “14 Different Writer Reactions to Their Characters First Kiss #writers #romance #kiss

  1. Agh! the “Sigh” I’ve a pet hate word whilst reading and that is the overuse of the word “sigh” particularly when used wrongly as a dialogue tag “…you have the most deliciously tempting lips” he sighed, you can’t “sigh” words. I now even go as far as asking my kindle to count the number of times the word is used in a book. Just a tiny bit obsessed with my current dislike of it. Not even sure a “sigh” should be described as loud?

    1. I mean, technically the definition of “sigh” is a “long, deep, audible breath”. And people can talk while they breathe. So I’m on board with using “sigh” as a dialogue tag. As long as they aren’t sighing out an entire paragraph–or maybe in that case they just have an exceptionally large lung capacity.

  2. I avoid these scenes because I can’t do them well. When I read, I’m definitely into #10 if the prose before and after isn’t purple–not that I recall when I read anything romantic lately. 😀 😀 😀

  3. I cheated, shamelessly pinched the image portrayed from the old Association Song ‘No Fair At All’ and let the two young folk play it out; very restrained though, they were in a slight include in a war, no time for much romantics.

      1. I can see it’s from the Bloggers Bash. Next to your name buddy? Also, loved seeing you on the video from the Bash. Hope to meet you next year. 🙂

  4. Hmmm Lucy. I can’t give the game away and say if my lead characters get to the reality of lips on lips but they do describe from time to time how it could be?

  5. I have a couple of stories where the characters kiss. My issue with them is making them as realistic as possible. There are moments of awkwardness, like this one story I wrote where the girl asks the boy to kiss her, then acts as if she didn’t want it. That’s the very definition of awkward. Another issue I have is that the kissing scene serves as the ending of a story, and I have problems creating a good ending when that happens. I’m sure I’ll work it out.

  6. I’ve had the heroine fall into the hero’s arms at first meeting – but she did it literally having lost her footing at the top of a steep bank and he catches her before she can come to any harm. Once she is safe they quickly pull apart – no kiss until much later!

  7. Sideways lip chewing, twisting my fingers like I am wringing wet laundry, then an almost jerky back n too motion with my head; my feet are still. As lips twitch and pout to reach the mouth of kissee… eyes screw up tight and bam! Deep ragged sigh signifies the end.

  8. He thinks to himself before going in for the landing, “I’ll try my famous dreamboat French kiss!” And she says, “Darling…ahhCHOO!” [Next scene deleted due to gross-out potential].

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