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How To Write Sexual Tension Between Your Characters

Does your novel lack a spark between your leading characters? Maybe your book needs a little sexual tension.

Over at Savvy Authors, romance and erotica novelist Alice Gaines shared some simple techniques for adding sexual tension in your prose. You don’t even need to add sex, just sample some of these spicy writing tricks. Check it out:

Beginning writers often make the mistake of having their characters drooling all over each other from the first time they meet. Even in erotic romance, a character seldom goes from neutral to sexual excitement when an intriguing new person enters the room. What they emphatically will do is have a heightened sense of awareness of the other person. In general, your [characters] will always be aware of each other’s presence unless one of them is hiding or comes into the room while the other isn’t looking. In that case, your character may still have some kind of spidey sense that the other is around.

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