How to describe the perfect kissing scene


Not a lot of kissing in my detective series, but here are some great tips if you write scenes of this type.

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As with most things nowadays, there are even “user manuals” for kissing scenes available online.

I have been reading through quite some of them and created a list that seems to work for me:

  1. Where does the kissing take place?
  2. What is the occasion?
  3. What can I do to increase the tension?
  4. Description of the body reaction
  5. End of the kiss

Let me explain my list a little more detailed:

  1. Where?

–       Describe the scenery

–       Are they at an event?

–       Are they surrounded by others?

–       Are they alone?

–       What is around them?

–       A park?

–       A romantic pavilion?

–       A living room, a kitchen, an elevator?

  1. Occasion?

–       How many times have they met before?

–       Is it happening on a date?

–       If yes, is it the second date? The third one?

–       Do they know each other well, or are they just about…

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